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Whereas Adam caused by sin
A Nativity carol — three 6-line stanzas (ababcc) and burden: ‘Tydynges tydynges that be trwe / Sorowe ys paste and joye dothe renwe’
Note: Cf. 5953.
Subjects: carols, Nativity
Versification: — six-line — ababcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Lansdowne 379, f. 38
First Lines:
Qwhereas Adam cawsed be synne
Owre nature thus to be mortall…
Last Lines:
…A clen mayde hathe born a kyng
And þat ys trwe
For he ys born to ware the purpull hwe
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 119-20.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 168-9.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977 (see also Greene (1935)): 23.