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I heard an harping on a hill as I lay under lind
A chanson d’aventure song of the Passion with symbolic letters — six 6-line stanzas with ‘O and I’ refrain
Subjects: chansons d’aventure ; Passion, carols/songs of
Versification: — six-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Don. C.13, f. 165va-b
First Lines:
I herd an harping on a hille as I lay vndir lynde
Al my tent I toke þer tille to haue þat myrth in mynde…
Last Lines:
…With an o & an i haue X and M in mynde
þus hendely I herd an harping as I lay vndir lynde
Facsimiles:
The Bodleian Library, Oxford. Report of the Friends of the Bodleian. Oxford: Bodleian Library, 1930-1: Facing p. 16.
Editions:
Brown, Beatrice Daw. “Religious Lyrics in MS. Don. c.13.” Bodleian Quarterly Record 7 (1932): 1-7 plus frontispiece facsimile of f. 166: 2-3.