Adam lay ybounden

15th-century English Christian text / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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"Adam lay ybounden", originally titled Adam lay i-bowndyn,[1] is a 15th-century English Christian text of unknown authorship. It relates the Biblical events of Genesis, Chapter 3 on the Fall of Man.

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Single surviving manuscript source of "Adam lay ybounden" in Sloane MS 2593 held by the British Library.

Originally a song text, no contemporary musical settings survive, although there are many notable modern choral settings of the text, such as that by Boris Ord.

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