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Lo Moses bush shining unbrent
Types of the Virgin Mary: Burning bush, Gideon’s fleece, Aaron’s rod, Star of Jacob — a song of five quatrains (aaab) and 3-line burden: ‘Hayl godys sone in trinite / Te secund in diuinite / Thy moder is a may’
Subjects: carols, of Virgin Mary; Virgin Mary, types of
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Arch. Selden. B. 26 (SC 3340), f. 24
First Lines:
Lo moises bush shynynge vnbrent
þe floures faire god there present…
Last Lines:
…Nowe we maryes sone haue vs in cure
And graunte vs blys þat lasteth ay
Facsimiles:
Stainer, Sir John, John Stainer, C. Stainer, and Edward Williams Byron Nicholson. Early Bodleian music; sacred & secular songs, together with other MS. compositions in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, ranging from about A.D. 1185 to about A.D. 1505. London, 1901; repr. Farnborough, Hants, England: Gregg, 1967: no. lxxix.
Editions:
Stainer, Sir John, John Stainer, C. Stainer, and Edward Williams Byron Nicholson. Early Bodleian music; sacred & secular songs, together with other MS. compositions in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, ranging from about A.D. 1185 to about A.D. 1505. London, 1901; repr. Farnborough, Hants, England: Gregg, 1967: 2.47-8.
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. “English songs in manuscript Selden B.26.” Anglia 36 (1912): 79-115: 108-9.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 136; 1977, 120-1.
Stevens, John, ed. Mediaeval Carols. Musica Britannica 4. London: Stainer and Bell, 1952, 2nd ed. 1958: 24.