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IMEV 1984.5
NIMEV TP 1085.5
Lords and ladies all bedene
‘A new caroll of our lady’ — eight quatrains (abab) and 2-line burden: ‘Nowell nowell nowell nowell / This sayd the aungell gabryell’
Subjects: carols, Annunciation
Versification: — four-line — abab



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5204.5. Christmas Carolles, [R. Copland f.] R. Kele, [1545?]
First Lines:
Lordes & ladyes all bydene
For your goodnes & honour…
Last Lines:
…Therfore be mery & let vs synge
For this new lorde of chrystmas
Attributed Title: A new caroll of our lady
Facsimiles:
Reed, Ernest Bliss. Christmas Carols Printed in the Sixteenth Century Huntington Library Publications. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1932 [= Kele, ca. 1550].
Editions:
Bliss, Philip, ed. Bibliographical Miscellanies. Oxford, 1815: 57.
Sandys, William, ed. Christmas Carols, Ancient and Modern. London: Richard Beckley, 1833: 21.
Bullen, Arthur Henry. Carols and Poems from the fifteenth century to the present time. London, 1866, repr. as Songs and Carols. London: John C. Nimmo, 1885 London: John C. Nimmo, 1885: 12.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 36-8.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 183; 1977, 161-2.