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Shall I mother maiden and wife
James Ryman song, 14 cross-rhymed quatrains with the first repeated after the remaining 13 as if a burden.
Author(s): James Ryman



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 54v-55v
First Lines:
Shalle I moder mayden & wyfe
My dere spowse shalle I soo
Shall I for mankyende yelde my lyfe
And suffre payne and woo
Shalle I honge vpone the Roode
Moder it shall be soo…
Last Lines:
…And bringe man to that blis for ay
Where nevir shall be woo
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 229-31.