SEARCH RECORDS
SEARCH MSS
PRINTED BOOKS
INSCRIPTIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
GLOSSARY
DIMEV HOME
The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
DIMEV 5947
IMEV 3733
NIMEV 3733
Thy tongue is made of flesh and blood
A song of keeping the tongue — five quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Man bewar bewar bewar / & kepe the þat þou haue no car’
Subjects: carols, of moral counsel; tongue, advice concerning use of



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2593, f. 7
First Lines:
Þi tunge is mad of fleych & blod
Euele to spekyn it is not good…
Last Lines:
…Qwether we wake or slepe
& our body fro euele fare
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 2.165.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 18-19.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 232; 1977, 206.