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NIMEV TP 454
Get thee hence what doest thou here
Farewell to Advent — two quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Farewell aduent & haue good daye / Chrystmas is come nowe go thy way’.
Note: Ringler Jr. (1988) TP 454; cf. 6737.
Subjects: carols, Advent
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5204.5. Christmas Carolles, [R. Copland f.] R. Kele, [1545?] , f. 48
Transcription:
Get the hence what does thou here
Thou has no loue of no beggere
Thou makest vs fast with euyll chere
With farewell aduent
Thou takest on the more than doth the lent
Thou dwellest so long that hou art shent
Note: Ends incomplete after first two lines of stanza 2.
Facsimiles:
Reed, Ernest Bliss. Christmas Carols Printed in the Sixteenth Century Huntington Library Publications. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1932 [= Kele, ca. 1550]: 14.
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts, Besonders aus der Zeit Heinrichs VIII.” Anglia 12 (1889): 225-72, 585-97: 588.
Flügel, Ewald, ed. Neuenglisches Lesebuch. 1 Bd. Halle: Niemayer, 1895: 124.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 54-5.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 5; 1977, 2-3.