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He that smiteth with a stave of oak
Medius part of a carol or refrain-song, with refrain, ‘Card lye down & whele stond styll / lett [ ] / [ ] tyll peny pot to þe nale tryll’ — fragment
Subjects: carols; songs; contemporary conditions



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: New York, New York Public Library Drexel Fragments 4184, [end flyleaf, verso]
Transcription:
He þat smytyth hy[ ]
[ ] with a stafe off soke
Shall have crystes [ ]
To þe staffe and she
And hyt be to hyr alone evyll mot
[ ] thoe to the staf
and she card lye he t…
Note: Portions of pages cut away to fit as endleaves to seventeenth-century song book.
Editions:
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 428.