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In the beginning of this year
A New Year Carol — one quatrain (aabb) and burden: ‘nay mary I nay maye mary / I peter but ye must / nay mary I’
Subjects: carols, New Year
Versification: — four-line — aabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal Appendix 58, f. 9
Transcription:
nay mary nay mary I peter but ye must
nay mary I peter but ye must &c.
Note: Burden only.
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts, Besonders aus der Zeit Heinrichs VIII.” Anglia 12 (1889): 225-72, 585-97: 263.
2.Source: London, British Library Royal Appendix 58, f. 13
Transcription:
In þe begynnyng off thys four yere
y herd A louer saye vntyll hys fere
Swet wordys off love ryght petuusly
And then sche sayde nay mary I
Nay mary I
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts, Besonders aus der Zeit Heinrichs VIII.” Anglia 12 (1889): 225-72, 585-97: 265.