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Young men that bearen them so gay
A song of Doomsday — five quatrains and burden: Gay gay to be gay / I holde it but a vanite
Subjects: Doomsday; carols, of Doomsday
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2593, f. 8
First Lines:
Ȝyng men þat bern hem so gay
They think not on domysday…
Last Lines:
…Þat arte haght ben & alwey is
Beforn myn angel[e] fayr & fre
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 1-2.
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder des HS. Sloane 2593.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 109 (1902): 33-72: 47.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 244; 1977, 217.