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Row the boat Norman
Fragment of a popular song made by the watermen of Thames to John Norman, mentioned in early chronicles
Subjects: songs, popular



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 10659. Fabyan, Robert , New Chronicles of Englande and of Fraunce, Pynson, 1533
Transcription:
Rowe the bote Norman
rowe to thy lemman
Editions:
Ellis, Sir Henry, ed. The New Chronicles of England and France in Two Parts. repr. of Robert Fabyan, New Chronicles, Pynson 1516 (STC 10659). London: Rivington, 1811: 628.
Kingsford, Charles Lethbridge. Chronicles of London. Oxford: Clarendon, 1905: 164.
Wilson, Richard Middlewood. The Lost Literature of Medieval England. London: Methuen, 1952: 204.
2.Source: STC 10662. Fabyan, Robert , The chronicle of Fabyan whiche he hym selfe nameth the concordaunce of historyes, nowe newely printed, [and] in many places corrected, as to the dylygent reader it may apere. 1542. Cum priuilegio ad imprimendum solum, [London]: Printed by Iohn Reynes, dwellynge at the sygne of saynte George in Pauls churcheyarde, [1542]
Transcription:
Rowe the bote Norman
rowe to thy lemman