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The boars head have we in brought
A Boar’s Head carol — a fragment of one quatrain (aaab)
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College S.54 (259), f. 1
Transcription:
Þe borys hed haue we in broȝht
Lok ȝe be mery in herte & thoȝht
& he þat all þis world has wrowt
Saue ȝow & eke me
Editions:
James, Montague Rhodes, and G. C. Macaulay, eds. “Fifteenth Century Carols and Other Pieces.” Modern Language Review 8 (1913): 68-87: 68.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 321.
Greene, Richard Leighton, ed. A Selection of English Carols. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series. Oxford: Clarendon, 1962: 209; 1977, 293.