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Sore this deer stricken is
William Cornish, An enigmatic stricken deer carol — six cross-rhymed quatrains with a 3-line burden: ‘Blow þy horn hunter and blow þi horne on hye / Ther ys a do in yonder wode in faith she woll not dy / ow blow þi hore hunter and blow þi horne joly hunter’
Note: Cf. 6503.
Author(s): William Cornish
Subjects: carols, amorous
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal Appendix 58, f. 7v
Transcription:
Blow thy horne hunter
cum blow thy horne one hye
In yonder wode ther lyeth A doo
In fayth she woll not dye
cum blow thy horne hunter
cum blow thy horne Ioly hunter
Note: Burden only.
Editions:
Chapell, William. Popular Music of the Olden Time; a collection of ancient songs, ballads, and dance tunes, illustrative of the national music of England. 2 vols. London: Cramer, Beale & Chappell, 1853,1859; rev. H. Ellis Wooldridge, Old English Popular Music 2 vols. London, 1893: 1.39-40.
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts, Besonders aus der Zeit Heinrichs VIII.” Anglia 12 (1889): 225-72, 585-97: 262.
Stevens, John, ed. Music at the Court of Henry VIII. Musica Britannica 18. London: Stainer and Bell, 1962: 29.
Smith, John Stafford. Musica Antiqua: a Selection of Music …. London: Preston, 1812: 1.31.
Flügel, Ewald, ed. Neuenglisches Lesebuch. 1 Bd. Halle: Niemayer, 1895: 152.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 31922, ff. 39v-40
First Lines:
Sore þis dere strykyn ys
& yet she bledes no whytt…
Last Lines:
…I þynk his bow ys well vnbent
Hys bolt may fle no more
Note: Burden only.
Editions:
Chapell, William. Popular Music of the Olden Time; a collection of ancient songs, ballads, and dance tunes, illustrative of the national music of England. 2 vols. London: Cramer, Beale & Chappell, 1853,1859; rev. H. Ellis Wooldridge, Old English Popular Music 2 vols. London, 1893: 1.39-40.
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts, Besonders aus der Zeit Heinrichs VIII.” Anglia 12 (1889): 225-72, 585-97: 238-9.
Greenberg, Noah. An English Songbook. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1961: 88.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 400-1.
Stevens, John, ed. Music at the Court of Henry VIII. Musica Britannica 18. London: Stainer and Bell, 1962: 29.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977 (see also Greene (1935)): 284.
Gray, Douglas. The Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon, 1985: 176-7.