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The first Joy as I You tell
The Five Joys of the Virgin Mary — five quatrains (aaab) with refrain, ‘Wiþ fader and sone and holy gost’ and burden: ‘I may synge of a may / Of joyis fyve & merthis most’
Subjects: Virgin Mary, joys o; carols, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2593, ff. 9-9v
First Lines:
The ferste joye as I you telle
Wiþ mary met seynt gabrielle…
Last Lines:
…Þat was wol in the eyr asene
Wiþ fader [and sone and holy gost]
Editions:
Sandys, William, ed. Christmas Carols, Ancient and Modern. London: Richard Beckley, 1833: 58.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 26.
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder des HS. Sloane 2593.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 109 (1902): 33-72: 48-9.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 164; 1977, 145.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 205-6.
Niles, John Jacob. The Anglo-American Carol Study Book. New York: Schirmer, 1948: 22.