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This world lordlings I understand
A song of Doomsday — nine quatrains and burden: ‘God þat alle mytes may / Helpe vs at our ending day’
Note: Stanza 8 is identical with stanza 1 of 702.
Subjects: carols, of Doomsday; Doomsday
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2593, ff. 3-3v
First Lines:
This word lordingges I vnderstonde
May be lyknyd to an husbonde…
Last Lines:
…As þou art monewere at our nede
Help vs þan & sey not nay
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 5-7.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. Early English Lyrics…. London: Buller, 1907, 1911 et seq: 181-2.
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder des HS. Sloane 2593.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 109 (1902): 33-72: 42-3.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 245-6; 1977, 217-18.