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While men have their barns full
The carol of Jak Rekles — four quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘Ay ay be þis day / ȝ wyll mak mery qwyll y may’
Subjects: carols, convivial
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College S.54 (259), ff. 9v-10
First Lines:
Qwyll mene haue her bornys full
þerof y thynk my part to pull…
Last Lines:
…Now y red do aftyr me
for Iak rekles is my name
Editions:
James, Montague Rhodes, and G. C. Macaulay, eds. “Fifteenth Century Carols and Other Pieces.” Modern Language Review 8 (1913): 68-87: 80-1.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 278; 1977, 246.