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O blessed John the Evangelist
A carol to St. John — five quatrains (aaab) and 2-line burden: ‘Pray for vs to god on hye / Blyssed saynt johan and our lady’
Subjects: John the Evangelist, saint; carols, to saints
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5204.5. Christmas Carolles, [R. Copland f.] R. Kele, [1545?] , pp. 35-36
First Lines:
O blessyd johan the euangelyst
Ryght dere beloued of jesu cryst…
Last Lines:
…Out of this lyfe whan we shall gone
To se hym in his mayeste
Attributed Title: Of saynt Johan (p. 35)
Facsimiles:
Reed, Ernest Bliss. Christmas Carols Printed in the Sixteenth Century Huntington Library Publications. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1932 [= Kele, ca. 1550]: 53.
Editions:
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 68; 1977, 57.