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There is none grass that groweth in ground
A song of the ‘wikked tunge’ — five quatrains and burden: ‘Kep thi tunge thi tunge thi tunge / Thi wykyd tunge werkit me w[o]’
Subjects: tongue, destructive power of; carols, of moral counsel
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2593, ff. 30-30v
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 2.67.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 87-8.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. Early English Lyrics…. London: Buller, 1907, 1911 et seq: 191.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 233; 1977, 207.
Greene, Richard Leighton, ed. A Selection of English Carols. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series. Oxford: Clarendon, 1962: 132.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 444.