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Adam lay Ybounden Lyrics: Adam lay ybounden / Bounden in a bond; / Foure thousand winter / Thought he not too long / And all was for an apple / An apple that. Adam Lay yBounden is a text written in England around Mediaeval Adam lay bound in limbo for so long that winters passed without his noticing. Most people first hear Ord’s Adam Lay Ybounden in Lessons and Carols, such as the BBC broadcast on Christmas Eve. But I learned it out in.

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Fynden Yes, fynden is not a past participle. Well, the next two lines are just as intense. It might be a present plural which would be the same as the infinitive, and it might just possibly be a past tense plural. O felix culpa quae talem et tantum meruit habere redemptoremO acam fault that earned for us so great, so glorious a Redeemer.

Mama’s Affair Good Morning, Avam With the exception of World War II when he served in the Royal Air Force, he dedicated his days to glorious music-making at that illustrious institution. The manuscript on which the poem is found Sloaneff. Again per Online Etymologythe word “find” was findan:.

As clerkes findenwritten in their book Is “finden” the infinitive form of “find”? Really good answer, covering all the issues in the question. The general facts of the history and survival of OE. But a faithful transcription would be illegible to all but palaeographers. Richards,pp. Sign yboundfn using Facebook.


There are many notable modern choral settings of the text, such as that by Boris Ord. The Cainian Chronicle Visions of Eden Sign up using Email and Password. You can find the word written in a more German way in Beowulf:.

It energized us and our audience each time we sang it. Therfore we mown y? But I learned it out in Cowboy land. Also, why not “ywritten”? Adam lay completely bound, bound ybounnden a bond, Four thousand winters thought he not too long; And all was for an apple, an apple that he took, As clergy find written, written in this here book Blessed be the time that apple taken was: The poem concludes by referring to what theologically can be called felix culpa— the Blessed Fault, or Blessed Fall.

Thanks for the explanation about the ge- lat.

The OED lists the past tense plural forms of find as: And all was for an apple, and apple that he took, As clerkes finden, written in their book. They speak of the Fall of Man, expressing astonishment that the Fall was, ostensibly, over an apple!

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Nick 4, 1 8 The text was originally meant to be a song text, although no music survives. You can find the word written in a more German way in Beowulf: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

If I could live several lives, I think one of them would surely be spent as a palaeographer. Interestingly, we find it again in front of syngyn? The third verse suggests the subsequent redemption of man by the birth of Jesus Christ by Marywho was to become the Queen of Heaven as a result, [7] and thus the song concludes on a positive note hinting at Thomas Aquinas ‘ concept of the ” felix culpa ” blessed fault.


Adam Lay Ybounden

We put out the word, scouring the county to find singers. Surprisingly, his Adam Lay Ybounden was his only published choral work. Adam lay ybounden, bounden in a bond; Four thousand winter thought he not too long.

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Adam lay i-bowndyn, bowndyn in a bond, Fowre thowsand wynter thowt he not to long. So now and then you will see these used even acam by archaizing writers, mostly poets. Yet so it must be because clerks say so. It might also be an intensifying version of the past participle. Notice how many liberties have been taken from the original in the transcription. As clerkes fyndyn wretyn in here book. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.

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