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When I went beyond the sea
Fare Far and Have Little — five quatrains and burden: ‘Hos is to hoth at hom / Ryd out it wol agon’
Note: Cf. 451.
Subjects: carols, convivial
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 383/603, p. 41
First Lines:
Wan ic wente byȝonde þe see
ryche man for te bee…
Last Lines:
…& his halwe [ ]ere
ȝyf vs grace wel to don
Note: Before the burden is written ‘alone y lyue alone’, apparently the name of the air: cf. 452, 3701.
Editions:
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 280; 1977, 247-8.
Greene, Richard Leighton, ed. A Selection of English Carols. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series. Oxford: Clarendon, 1962: 146.