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I am a child and born full bare / And bare out of this world shall fare
‘When I think on my Ending Day’ — four quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘I drukke I dare so wil I may / Quan I thynke on myn endyng day’
Note: For a variant see 2088.
Title(s): ‘When I think on my Ending Day’
Subjects: carols, of mortality; death, approach of
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2593, ff. 7v-8
First Lines:
I am a chyld & born ful bare
& bare out of this word xal fare…
Last Lines:
…To jhesu cryst my sowle I betake
He be our help on domysday
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 20-1.
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder des HS. Sloane 2593.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 109 (1902): 33-72: 46.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. Early English Lyrics…. London: Buller, 1907, 1911 et seq: 124.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 247; 1977, 219.