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When I have in my purse enough
‘Gramersy myn owyn purs’ — four quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Syng we alle & sey we thus / Gramersy myn owyn purs’
Note: Cf. 34 and 2496.
Title(s): ‘Gramersy myn owyn purs’
Subjects: carols, satirical; money
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2593, f. 6
First Lines:
Quan I haue in myn purs inow
I may haue bothe hors & plow…
Last Lines:
…As I pleyid me with a bow
I seyd god quat is al this
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols printed from a manuscript in the Sloane Collection. London: Pickering, 1836: no. iv.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 14-15.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 260; 1977, 230.
Greene, Richard Leighton, ed. A Selection of English Carols. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series. Oxford: Clarendon, 1962: 141.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 105.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 428.