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We bearen about none cats skins
A Pedlar’s carol (with double entendre) — four quatrains (abab) and burden: ‘We ben chapmen lyȝt of fote / þe fowle weyis for to fle’
Subjects: carols, convivial
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2593, ff. 26v-27
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols printed from a manuscript in the Sloane Collection. London: Pickering, 1836: no. xvi.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 76-7.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 279; 1977, 246-7.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 6.
Oliver, Raymond. Poems Without Names: The English Lyric 1200-1500. Berkeley, CA: University of California, 1970: 106.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 81.