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DIMEV 2444
IMEV 1445.6
NIMEV 1445.6
In a day go we to the tower with hay hay
One line fragment of a popular song preserved in a Latin poem on Neville’s Cross
Subjects: songs, popular
Bibliographic Ghosts: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 851 (SC 3041), f.116.



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson B.214 (SC 11566), f. 124v
Transcription:
in a day Go we to þe tyre with hay hay
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Political Poems and Songs relating to English History, composed during the period From the Accession of Edward III to that of Richard III. 2 vols. Rolls Series 14 (1859, 1861); repr. Kraus, 1965: 1.48.
2.Source: London, British Library Cotton Titus A.XX, f. 88
Transcription:
In a day go we to þe tyre with hay
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Political Poems and Songs relating to English History, composed during the period From the Accession of Edward III to that of Richard III. 2 vols. Rolls Series 14 (1859, 1861); repr. Kraus, 1965: 1.48.
Wilson, Richard Middlewood. The Lost Literature of Medieval England. London: Methuen, 1952: 190.