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DIMEV 2248
IMEV 1344.5
NIMEV 1344.5
I pray you maidens everyone
An erotic carol with double entendre — six quatrains (aabb) and burden: ‘Podynges at nyght & podynges at none / Were nat for podynges the world were clene done’
Subjects: carols, amorous; songs, erotic
Versification: — four-line — aabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 7350, Part I, Box 2, f. iiv
First Lines:
I pray yow maydens euerychone
Tell me wherfore ye make so grete mone…
Last Lines:
…but & we lyve another yere as plese god we may
we will haue eche of us one what so euer we pray
Attributed Author: ffinis quod E (f. iiv)
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The Bradshaw Carols.” PMLA 81 (1966): 308-10: 310.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977 (see also Greene (1935)): 280.