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As I me walked this ender day
Song of the Virgin Mary talking to her Child — five quatrains including refrain ‘a lone’ (aaab) and burden (bb): ‘Alone alone alone alone alone / Here I sytt alone alas alone’
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992) TM 192.
Subjects: Virgin Mary, dialogue, with Christ; dialogues, Virgin and Christ
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5465 [the Fairfax manuscript], ff. 48v-50
First Lines:
As I me walkyd this endurs day
To þe grene wode for to play…
Editions:
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder des Fairfax MS (Add. 5465 Brit. Mus.).” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 106 (1901): 48-70: 59-60.
Fehr, Bernhard. “Review of Patterson (1911),” Beiblatt zur Anglia 23 (1912): 315-19: 318.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 2-3.
Kirke, Henry. The Reliquary 9 (1868-69): 76-7.
Cecil, Lord David. The Oxford Book of Christian Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1940: 44.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 365.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 164.