The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
In every place where that I wend / My purse is my own friend
‘Gremercy Mine own Purse’ — five quatrains (aaab) with this
refrain and burden: ‘I may syng & sey iwys / Gremercy my owne
Subjects: money; carols, satirical; satires
1.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College S.54 (259)
, f. 3v
In euery plas qwere þat I wende
My purse is my owne
…Þan I may I well my song vowyn
gre mercy my own
James, Montague Rhodes, and G. C. Macaulay, eds.
“Fifteenth Century Carols and Other Pieces.”
Modern Language Review
8 (1913): 68-87: 72.
Greene, Richard Leighton.
The Early English Carols.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon,
1977: 260-1; 1977, 230-1.