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For on a Tuesday Thomas was born
John Audelay, ‘De sancto Thome Archiepiscopo cantuariensis’, a carol — five quatrains (aaab) plus burden (bb): ‘I pra you sers al in fere / Worchip seynt thomas this hole marter’
Author(s): John Audelay
Title(s): ‘De sancto Thome Archiepiscopo cantuariensis’
Subjects: Thomas of Canterbury, saint; carols, of saints
Versification: — four-line, two-line — aaab, aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 302 (SC 21876), f. 29ra
First Lines:
ffor on a tewsday thomas was borne
& on a tuysday he was prest schorne…
Last Lines:
…In heuen worchipt mot he be
& fader & moder him gete & bere
Attributed Title: de sancto Thome archiepiscopo cantuarienci (f. 29ra)
Editions:
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. “Fifteenth Century Carols by John Audelay, II.” Modern Language Review 6 (1911): 68-84: 486-7.
Whiting, Ella Keats, ed. John Audelay: The Poems. EETS o.s. 184 (1931); repr. 1988: 190-1.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 71-2; 1977, 60.