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As I went on Yule day in our procession
Joly Jankin — seven 3-line stanzas (aab) with kyrieleyson refrain and burden: ‘kyrie so kyrie / Iankyn syngyt merie / with aleyson’
Subjects: carols, amorous; Christmastide; women, as speakers/narrators
Versification: — three-line — aab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2593, f. 34
First Lines:
As I went on yol day in owre prosessyon
Knew I joly jankyn be his mery ton…
Last Lines:
…Benedicamus domino cryst fro schame me schylde
Deo gracias therto alas I go with chylde
Kyrieleyson
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols printed from a manuscript in the Sloane Collection. London: Pickering, 1836: no. xx.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 100-1.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. Early English Lyrics…. London: Buller, 1907, 1911 et seq: 220-1.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 309; 1977, 278-9.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin, 1954; 3rd ed.; trans. as Medieval English: a Old English and Middle English Anthology Berlin West, 1958: 477.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 21-2.
Speirs, John. Medieval English Poetry: the non-Chaucerian Tradition. London: Faber, 1957: 82-3.
Greene, Richard Leighton, ed. A Selection of English Carols. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series. Oxford: Clarendon, 1962: 166.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 162.
Crowther, J. D. W. “The Middle English Lyric, ‘Joly Jankyn.’” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 12 (1970): 123-5: 123-5.
Oliver, Raymond. Poems Without Names: The English Lyric 1200-1500. Berkeley, CA: University of California, 1970: 122-3.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 445-6.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 129-30.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 84-5.
Gray, Douglas. The Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon, 1985: 162.
Pearsall, Derek, ed. Chaucer to Spenser: An Anthology of Writings in English 1375-1575. Oxford and Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1999: 395-6.