The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
NIMEV TP 1806.5
The name of Johan well prays I may
Carol to St. John the Baptist — five 8-line stanzas (ababcdcd) with
refrain, ‘It is a name of pryce’ and 4-line burden: ‘If thou be johan
I tell it the / Ryght with a good aduyce / Thou may be glad johan to be / It is a name
Subjects: carols, to saints; John the Baptist, saint; saints, hymns to
, [R. Copland f.] R. Kele, [1545?] , ff. 3-4
The name of Iohn wel prays I may
It is full good y
…He is well worthy Iohan to be
It is a name of
Note: Huntington Library shelfmark R. B. 56461.
Reed, Ernest Bliss.
Christmas Carols Printed in the Sixteenth Century
Huntington Library Publications.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1932 [= Kele, ca. 1550]: 23-5.
Greene, Richard Leighton.
The Early English Carols.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon,
1977: 69; 1977, 57-8.