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His body is wapped all in woe / Hand and foot he may not go
A song of the Passion — eight quatrains and burden: ‘Mary modyr cum and se / Thi son is naylyd on a tre’
Note: For an earlier version in couplets see 3326, 3959, etc.; for other versions in quatrains see 3424 and 5653; for Kele’s version see 3424.
Subjects: carols, of the Passion; dialogues
Versification: — four-line, two-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. e.1 (SC 29734), ff. 27.2-27.2v
First Lines:
His body is wappyd all in wo
hand & fot he may not go…
Last Lines:
…& bryng us to blys þat is abone
amen amen amen for charite
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols from a manuscript…of the Fifteenth Century. Percy Society 23. London: Richards, 1847: 38-9.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. Early English Lyrics…. London: Buller, 1907, 1911 et seq: 146-7.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 117, 118; 1977, 105-6.
Cecil, Lord David. The Oxford Book of Christian Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1940: 41.
Greene, Richard Leighton, ed. A Selection of English Carols. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series. Oxford: Clarendon, 1962: 104.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5204.5. Christmas Carolles, [R. Copland f.] R. Kele, [1545?]
Facsimiles:
Reed, Ernest Bliss. Christmas Carols Printed in the Sixteenth Century Huntington Library Publications. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1932 [= Kele, ca. 1550]: 49.
Editions:
Bliss, Philip, ed. Bibliographical Miscellanies. Oxford, 1815: 49.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 117, 118; 1977, 105.