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Ivy is both fair and green
A carol in praise of ivy — five 7-line stanzas (ababccc) including bob and burden: ‘Ivy ys good & glad to se / Iuy is fair in hys degre’
Subjects: carols, holly and ivy
Versification: — seven-line — ababccc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Egerton 3307, ff. 59v-60
First Lines:
Iuy is both fair & gren
in wynter & in somer also…
Last Lines:
…I kan tel no caus qwy
Bot we must loue that gentyll tre
Note: Stanzas 2, 3 repeated, f. 60.
Editions:
Stevens, John, ed. Mediaeval Carols. Musica Britannica 4. London: Stainer and Bell, 1952, 2nd ed. 1958: 44.
Greene, Richard Leighton, ed. A Selection of English Carols. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series. Oxford: Clarendon, 1962: 94.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977 (see also Greene (1935)): 84.