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IMEV 4242.5
NIMEV 4242.5
Ye been my father by creation
Song of the Virgin Mary to the Christ Child—five quatrains including refrain, ‘My owyn dyre sone lullay’, and burden: ‘Lullay my fader lullay my brother / Myn owyn dyre sone lullay‘.
Subjects: carols, lullaby
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Stanbrook, Stanbrook Abbey (Callow End) 3, f. 241v
First Lines:
Ȝe ben my fadrer by creacion
My brother ȝe ben by natiuite…
Last Lines:
…Ȝoure payne myn herte perchyth in tweye
Myn owyn dyre sone lullay
Editions:
Ker, Neil Ripley. “Middle English Verses and a Latin Letter in a Manuscript at Stanbrook Abbey.” Medium Ævum 34 (1965): 230-3: 233.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977 (see also Greene (1935)): 87-8.
Saupe, Karen, ed. Middle English Marian Lyrics. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1998: 77-8; 203.