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A woman a maid in thought and deed
‘A Carole of the Byrth of Chryst’ — five quatrains (abab) and burden: ‘Come to Bethleem and ye shal se / Puer natus est hodie
Note: Ringler Jr. (1988), TP 53.
Title(s): ‘A Carole of the Byrth of Chryst’
Subjects: carols, Nativity
Versification: — four-line, two-line — abab, aa



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5204.5. Christmas Carolles, [R. Copland f.] R. Kele, [1545?] , f. 48
Note: Douce fragments; ends incomplete.
Attributed Title: A caroll of the byrth of Chryst (f. 48)
Facsimiles:
Reed, Ernest Bliss. Christmas Carols Printed in the Sixteenth Century Huntington Library Publications. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1932 [= Kele, ca. 1550]: 10.
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts, Besonders aus der Zeit Heinrichs VIII.” Anglia 12 (1889): 225-72, 585-97: 588.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 40; 1977, 33.