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DIMEV 292
IMEV 158.3
NIMEV 158.3
Alas mourning I sing mourning I call
Fragment of an English song [‘cantant’] in the Cornish mystery play of the Three Marys in the Ordinale de Resurrexione Domini Nostri Jhesu Christi
Subjects: mystery plays, English songs in; songs
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 791 (SC 2639), f. 64v
Transcription:
ellas mornyngh y syngh mornyng y cal
our lord ys deyd that bogthe ovs al
Note: Cantant’ in left margin against text; 1695 English trans. in Oxford, Bodleian Library Corn e.2 (SC 28556), p. 278; 1695 Cornish transcript in Oxford, Bodleian Library Corn. e.3 (SC 28557), p. 427
Editions:
Norris, Edwin. The Ancient Cornish Drama. Oxford: UP, 1859; repr. New York: Blom, 1968: 2.58, 60.
Peter, Thurstan Collins. The Old Cornish Drama. London: Stock, 1906: 31.
Halliday, Frank Ernest, ed. The Legend of the Rood…from the Cornish Miracle Plays. London: Duckworth, 1955: 13.
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Middle English Lyrics: Handlist of New Texts.” Anglia 83 (1965): 35-47: 39.