The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
NIMEV TP 978
It was a maid of brenten arse
‘My ladyes water-myll’: an erotic carol — four 3-line stanzas
(aaa) and burden: ‘Synge dyllum dyllum dyllum dyllum / I can tell you and I wyll /
Of my ladyes water-myll’
Title(s): ‘My ladyes water-myll’
Subjects: carols, amorous; songs, erotic
, [R. Copland f.] R. Kele, [1545?] , ff. 9v
It was a mayde of brenten ars
She rode to myll vpon a
…And of her game made no reporte
But to her it was full great
Reed, Ernest Bliss.
Christmas Carols Printed in the Sixteenth Century
Huntington Library Publications.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1932 [= Kele, ca. 1550]: 36.
Greene, Richard Leighton.
The Early English Carols.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon,
1977: 311; 1977, 280.
The Faber Book of Popular Verse.
London: Faber, 1971: 106.