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A new song I will begin
A carol for St Edmund’s Day — four quatrains
Subjects: Edmund, saint, feast of; carols
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2593, f. 25v
First Lines:
A newe song i wil begynne
Of kyng Edmund þat was so fre…
Editions:
Ford, James, ed. The Suffolk Garland. Ipswich: John Raw, 1818: 349-52.
Ritson, Joseph, ed. Ancient Songs and Ballads from the Reign of King Henry the Second to the Revolution. 2 vols. London, 1829; re-ed. William Carew Hazlitt London, 1877: 1.143-4.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols printed from a manuscript in the Sloane Collection. London: Pickering, 1836: no. xiii.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 73.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 215; 1977, 190.
Greene, Richard Leighton, ed. A Selection of English Carols. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series. Oxford: Clarendon, 1962: 124.