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In Patras there born he was
A song of St. Nicholas — five quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Mak ye merie as ye may / & syng with me I you pray’
Subjects: Nicholas, saint; carols, of saints
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2593, f. 34
First Lines:
In patras ther born he was
The holy buschop seynt nycholas…
Last Lines:
…To heuene blysse he vs bryng
Throw vertu of the trinit[e]
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols printed from a manuscript in the Sloane Collection. London: Pickering, 1836: no. xix.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 99-100.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 218-19; 1977, 193.
Greene, Richard Leighton, ed. A Selection of English Carols. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series. Oxford: Clarendon, 1962: 125.