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I shall you tell a great marvel / How an angel for our avail
A song of the Annunciation — six 3-line stanzas (aaa) and burden: ̴What hard ye not the kyng of Jherusalem / Is now bor in Bethelem’
Subjects: carols, Annunciation
Versification: — three-line, two-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, p. 4821
First Lines:
I shall you tell a gret mervayll
How an angell for owr avayll…
Last Lines:
…Þat we haue hard þis good tydyng
To þat child Te Deum synge
Te Deum laudamus

Explicit
Facsimiles:
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University: Facsimile of Oxford, Balliol MS 354. (http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=balliol&manuscript=ms354).
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Englische Weihnachtslieder aus einter Handschrift des Balliol College zu Oxford.” Forschungen zur deutschen Philologie. Festgabe für Rudolf Hildebrands. Leipzig: Deit, 1894: 52-84: 79.
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts….” Anglia 26 (1903): 94-285: 264-5.
Dyboski, R., ed. Songs, Carols and Other Miscellaneous Poems from Balliol MS. 354, Richard Hill’s Commonplace Book. EETS e.s. 101 (1908); repr. 1984: 44.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 173; 1977, 153.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 148.