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Tapster fill another ale
A catch for drinking, for three voices — six lines
Subjects: drinking songs; songs, drinking
Versification: — eight-line — aaabcb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Arch. Selden. B. 26 (SC 3340), f. 32v
Transcription:
Tappster fyll another ale
have I doo god send vs good sale
A vale þe stake a vale
here ys good ale I fovnde
drynke to me & I to þe
and lette þe coppe goo Rounde
Editions:
Stainer, Sir John, John Stainer, C. Stainer, and Edward Williams Byron Nicholson. Early Bodleian music; sacred & secular songs, together with other MS. compositions in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, ranging from about A.D. 1185 to about A.D. 1505. London, 1901; repr. Farnborough, Hants, England: Gregg, 1967: 2.177-8.
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. “English songs in manuscript Selden B.26.” Anglia 36 (1912): 79-115: 114.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. Early English Lyrics…. London: Buller, 1907, 1911 et seq: 226.
Bad Key: Patterson1916: 447.
Copley, J. Seven English Songs and Carols of the Fifteenth Century. Leeds English Language Texts and Monographs 6. Leeds, 1940: no. 7.
Buck, Percy Carter, ed. The Oxford History of Music rev. ed. 7 vols. London: Oxford UP, 1929-38: 3.125-6.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 8.
Oliver, Raymond. Poems Without Names: The English Lyric 1200-1500. Berkeley, CA: University of California, 1970: 93.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 383-4.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 145.