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As I me rose in a morning
Song of the Virgin Mary lulling her Child — five quatrains and burden: ‘Modyr whyt os lyly flowr / Yowr lullyng lessyth my langovr’
Subjects: Virgin Mary, lullay songs of
Versification: — four-line, two-line — aaab, aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. e.1 (SC 29734), ff. 34-34v
First Lines:
As I vp ros in a mornyng
My thowth was on a mayd ȝyng…
Last Lines:
…Therfor be mery and glade
& make vs mery owr savowr
Note: Six stanzas.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols from a manuscript…of the Fifteenth Century. Percy Society 23. London: Richards, 1847: 50-1.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 98-9; 1977, 88.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 68-9.
Saupe, Karen, ed. Middle English Marian Lyrics. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1998: 76-7; 201-3.
2.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2593, f. 16v
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 48-9.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 141 (composite text).