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And love thy God over all thing
John Audelay, A song of the Decalogue — five 5-line stanzas (ababc) including ‘Leue ye me’ refrain and burden (cc): ‘A mon yif thou wold sauyd be / Foresake thi syn or hit do the’
Author(s): John Audelay
Subjects: Ten Commandments
Versification: — five-line, two-line — ababc, aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 302 (SC 21876), f. 27vb
First Lines:
& loue þi god ouer al þyng
þi neȝbore as þi selfe I say…
Last Lines:
…hou þu hast heldyn hou þu hast spend
leue ȝe me
Attributed Title: hic incipiunt decem precepta in modum cantalene (f. 27vb)
Editions:
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. “Fifteenth Century Carols by John Audelay.” Modern Language Review 5 (1910): 473-91: 479.
Whiting, Ella Keats, ed. John Audelay: The Poems. EETS o.s. 184 (1931); repr. 1988: 181.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 223; 1977, 197-8.