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DIMEV 410
IMEV 236
NIMEV 236
All ye mowen of joy sing / Fro heaven us come
A carol in praise of the Virgin Mary — six quatrains (aaab) with Latin caudae and burden: ‘Virgo rosa virginum / tuum precare Filium
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992) TM 1344.
Subjects: carols; Virgin Mary, praise of
Versification: — four-line, two-line — aaab, aa
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, p. 5062
First Lines:
Qvene of hevyn blessyd mot þou be
For Godis son born he was of the…
Last Lines:
…That we may to his blis cum
Gloria tibi domine
Explicit
Note: This MS only 3 stanzas, 3 x 4 (aaab) including refrain, ‘Gloria tibi domine’, and burden (cc): ‘Virgo rosa virginum / Tuum precor.’
Facsimiles:
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University: Facsimile of Oxford, Balliol MS 354. (http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=balliol&manuscript=ms354).
Editions:
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 139; 1977, 123.
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts….” Anglia 26 (1903): 94-285: 49-50.
Dyboski, R., ed. Songs, Carols and Other Miscellaneous Poems from Balliol MS. 354, Richard Hill’s Commonplace Book. EETS e.s. 101 (1908); repr. 1984: 49-50.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 22-3.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 383/603, p. 68a
First Lines:
Alle ȝe mouwen of ioye synge
fro heuene ys come god tyþyng…
Last Lines:
…þat we mowen wyt hym wone
In perheum Gloria
Note: This MS 6 x 4, aaab, where ‘b’ is Latin, plus burden, b: ‘Virgo rosa virginum tuum precare filium.’
Attributed Author: Wymond (p. 68, added to bottom margin)
Editions:
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 139; 1977, 123.
Brunner, Karl. “Kirchenleider aus dem 15. Jahrhundert.” Anglia 61 (1937): 13-51: 150.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 33-4.
3.Source: London, British Library Printed Book C.21, sig. c.12
Note: New from Greene (1977), 123; Stanzas 2, 3 only; initial burden lacking.