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Above all thing thou art a king
A song on Money — twenty quatrains (abcb) and 4-line burden: ‘Money money now hay goode day / Money where haste thow be / Money money thow goste away / & wylt not byde wyth me’
Subjects: money; carols, secular
Versification: — four-line — abcb, abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal 17 B.XLVII, ff. 160v-162
First Lines:
Aboue all th[i]ng thow arte a kyng
And rulyst the world ouer all…
Last Lines:
…Yt ys allwayes sene nowadayes
That money makythe the man
Attributed Title: money money (f. 160v)
Editions:
Fitzgibbon, Henry Macaulay. Early English and Scottish Poetry. London, New York, and Melbourne: White, 1888: 173.
Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard. Nugae Poeticae: Select Pieces of Old English Popular Poetry, Illustrating the Manners and Arts of the Fifteenth Century. London: J. R. Smith, 1844: 46.
Flügel, Ewald, ed. Neuenglisches Lesebuch. 1 Bd. Halle: Niemayer, 1895: 140.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 261-3; 1977, 231-2.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 134-7.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 116-18.