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Ipse mocat me
A nonsense carol — four 3-line macaronic stanzas (aab) including In ciuitate Dauid refrain and 2-line burden: ‘Gebit gebit gebit gebit / Lux fulgebit hodie
Subjects: carols, nonsense
Versification: — three-line — aab
Macaronic: Latin



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5205. Christmas Carolles, [W. Middleton?, 1547?] , pp. 22-23
First Lines:
Ipse mocat me
An aple is no pere tree
In ciuitate dauid
Last Lines:
Uerbum caro factum est
A shepe is a peryllous beste
In ciuitate dauid
Facsimiles:
Reed, Ernest Bliss. Christmas Carols Printed in the Sixteenth Century Huntington Library Publications. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1932 [= Kele, ca. 1550].
Editions:
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 319; 1977, 291.