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Christ cried in cradle moder ba ba / The children of Israel
In die sanctorum Innocencium’ — six quatrains (aaab) and burden (bb): ‘With al the reuerens that we may / Worchip we childermas day’
Note: For a somewhat similar carol see 3422.
Title(s): In die sanctorum Innocencium
Subjects: carols, of the Innocents; Holy Innocents
Versification: — four-line, two-line — aaab, aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 302 (SC 21876), ff. 28vb-29ra
First Lines:
Crist crid in cradil moder baba
þe childer of iral cridyn wa wa…
Last Lines:
…he wil ȝoue crowne in his kyngdom
& folou þe lomb in ioy for ay
Attributed Title: In die sanctorum Innocencium (f. 28vb)
Editions:
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder der Hs. Add. 5665 (Ritson’s Folio-MS).” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 106 (1901): 262-85: 269.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. “Fifteenth Century Carols by John Audelay.” Modern Language Review 5 (1910): 473-91: 485-6.
Whiting, Ella Keats, ed. John Audelay: The Poems. EETS o.s. 184 (1931); repr. 1988: 189-90.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 69-70; 1977, 58.
Greene, Richard Leighton, ed. A Selection of English Carols. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series. Oxford: Clarendon, 1962: 79.