SEARCH RECORDS
SEARCH MSS
PRINTED BOOKS
INSCRIPTIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
GLOSSARY
DIMEV HOME
The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
DIMEV 6272
IMEV 3927
NIMEV TP 2164
When Alleluia is aloft
The Complaint of Lent — four quatrains
Note: A burden may be lacking, or possibly acephalous. No MS extant.
Subjects: complaints; carols, of Lent; seasons, of church year
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5204. Christmasse carolles, de Worde, 1521
First Lines:
Whan Alleluya is alofte
I go gay and syt softe…
Last Lines:
…[A]nd I haue wepte that I may
Though he neuer come vs amonge Finis
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts, Besonders aus der Zeit Heinrichs VIII.” Anglia 12 (1889): 225-72, 585-97: 588.
Flügel, Ewald, ed. Neuenglisches Lesebuch. 1 Bd. Halle: Niemayer, 1895: 124.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 320; 1977, 292.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 54-5.