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When Christ was born in Bedlam
A song for Epiphany — eight 9-line stanzas
Subjects: Epiphany
Versification: — nine-line — aaabaaabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College S.54 (259), ff. 4v-6
First Lines:
Qwan crist was borne in bedlem
þer rose a sterre os bryth…
Last Lines:
…þere in blys well
to schend us ferm þe pyth of helle
Note: False start to this on f. 3v, giving first four words after end of 1900
Editions:
James, Montague Rhodes, and G. C. Macaulay, eds. “Fifteenth Century Carols and Other Pieces.” Modern Language Review 8 (1913): 68-87: 74-5.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 127-30.