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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 [purse]’
Note: Cf. 34 and 6327.
Subjects: money; carols, satirical; satires
Versification: — four-line — aabc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College S.54 (259), f. 3v
First Lines:
In euery plas qwere þat I wende
My purse is my owne frende…
Last Lines:
…Þan I may I well my song vowyn
gre mercy my own purse
Editions:
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.