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In a glorious garden green / Saw I sitting a comely queen
The White Rose; a political carol on Elizabeth, wife of Henry VII — two 7-line stanzas (aaaabbc) and 4-line repeated burden: ‘This day day dawes / This gentill day day dawes / this gentill day dawes / & I must home gone’
Subjects: carols, political; Elizabeth of York, queen
Versification: — seven-line — aaaabbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5465 [the Fairfax manuscript], ff. 108v-111
First Lines:
In a gloryus garden grene
Sawe I syttyng a comly quene…
Last Lines:
…The lyly-whighte rose me thought I sawe
& euyr she sang
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald, ed. Neuenglisches Lesebuch. 1 Bd. Halle: Niemayer, 1895: 159.
Bayne, Thomas. “Hay, Now the Day Dawis.” Notes and Queries 8th ser. 12 (1897): 384-5: 384.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 294; 1977, 263.
Rimbault, Edward Francis. A Little Book of Songs and Ballads. London: J. R. Smith, 1851: 24 (No. 2).
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Captain Cox., His Ballads and Books. Ballad Society 7 (1871); repr. New Shakespeare Society, 1890: clix.
Bad Key: Smith1779: 10.
Pearce, Charles William. A Collection of Songs and Madrigals by English Composers of the close of the 15th Century. Plainsong and Medieval Music Society. London: Quaritch, 1891: [M] 15-18.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 93-4.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 381-2.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 262-3.
Stevens, John, ed. Early Tudor Songs and Carols. Musica Britannica 36. London: Stainer and Bell, 1975: 138.