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This Yule this Yule
Be Merry at Christmas — two quatrains (aabb) and six-line burden (aabbcc)
Subjects: Christmastide; songs
Versification: — four-line, six-line — aabb, aabbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 5943, f. 162
First Lines:
Thys ȝol thys ȝol þe best red þat ych kan
ys for to be a myry man
& leue kare and putte out stryf
þus þynk y to lede my lyfe…
Last Lines:
…& pray ȝow to be ȝowre man
& seruy ȝow ryth as y kan
þys ȝol
Note: Includes notation; author indicated ‘quod Edmund’.
Facsimiles:
Mayer, L. S. Music, Cantilenas and Songs. London, 1906 (privately printed); by "L. S. M.": 14.
Rastall, Richard. “Introduction.” A Fifteenth-Century Song Book: Cambridge University Library Additional MS 5943 made in facsimile. Leeds: Boethius Press, 1973.
Editions:
Mayer, L. S. Music, Cantilenas and Songs. London, 1906 (privately printed); by "L. S. M.": 15.
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “An Early Rudimentary Carol.” Modern Language Review 54 (1959): 221-2.
Dobson, Eric John, and F. L. Harrison. Medieval English Songs. New York: Cambridge UP, 1979: 215.