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Worship be the birth of thee
A macaronic hymn of the Nativity — six quatrains with refrain, Ave domina and burden: Ave domina / Celi regina
Subjects: carols, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — four-line — abab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Arch. Selden. B. 26 (SC 3340), f. 14
First Lines:
Worshyp be þe birth of þe…
Editions:
Stainer, Sir John, John Stainer, C. Stainer, and Edward Williams Byron Nicholson. Early Bodleian music; sacred & secular songs, together with other MS. compositions in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, ranging from about A.D. 1185 to about A.D. 1505. London, 1901; repr. Farnborough, Hants, England: Gregg, 1967: 2.121.
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. “English songs in manuscript Selden B.26.” Anglia 36 (1912): 79-115: 95-6.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 134-5; 1977, 119.
2.Source: Birmingham, UK, Birmingham City Archives, Halesowen Court Forlls, Hagley Hall collection, No. 346333
First Lines:
Bilassid be þe byrith…
Editions:
Faulkes, Anthony. “A New Medieval Carol Text?” Notes and Queries n. s. 52 (2005): 445.