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DIMEV 337
IMEV 187.5
NIMEV 187.5
All Holy Church was but a thrall
Carol to St Thomas of Canterbury — seven 5-line stanzas (aaabb) with 2-line burden: ‘Seynt Thomas honour we / Thorgh whos blod Holy Chyrch ys made fre’
Subjects: carols; Thomas of Canterbury, saint
Versification: — five-line, two-line — aaabb, aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Egerton 3307, ff. 62v-63
First Lines:
Al holy chyrch was bot a þrall
þorgh kyng & temperal lordys all…
Last Lines:
…clepyd hom translate was he
Þus seuen tewsdays worschypyd þe see
Editions:
Greene, Richard Leighton. “Review of Stevens (1952).” Journal of the American Musicological Society 7 (1954): 78-82: 7.
Stevens, John, ed. Mediaeval Carols. Musica Britannica 4. London: Stainer and Bell, 1952, 2nd ed. 1958: 48.
Greene, Richard Leighton, ed. A Selection of English Carols. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series. Oxford: Clarendon, 1962: 80.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977 (see also Greene (1935)): 62.