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DIMEV 618
IMEV 363
NIMEV TM 191
As I me walked over fields wide / When men began to Ere
God Speed the Plough — twelve 8-line stanzas including refrain, ‘I pray to god spede wele the plough’
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992)TM 191; quite distinct from the other song on this theme: see 2339.
Subjects: agriculture; political verse; Church, criticism/satire of; tithes
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Lansdowne 762, ff. 5-6v
Attributed Title: A process or an Exortation to tendre the Chargis of the true husbandys (f. 5)
Editions:
Skeat, Walter William, ed. Pierce the Ploughman’s Crede. EETS o.s. 30 (1867): 69-72.