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There Joseph on his Sleeping Lay
A carol from the Middle English Cursor Mundi, the work of an anonymous cleric of around 1320, perhaps from Northumbria. The tune to which it was set by Dr. Charles Wood comes probably out of much the same milieu as as text.

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Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland. Image copyright J Scott and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
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