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Ave Maria I say to that blessed maid
Ave Maria — ten lines, of which first four may be burden (abab), remaining six a stanza (ccdccd)
Title(s): Ave Maria
Subjects: Virgin Mary, songs in honour of
Versification: — six-line, four-line — aabaab, abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 5943, f. 168
Transcription:
[A]ue maria I say to þat blessyd mayde
þat moder ys wyt owt mannys mone
þe same word soþly þe angel Gabriel sayd
to marye modur & may al one ne one
[D]omine maria I haue in mynde
were so y wende
in wel or in woooooo
[D]omine maria wol me defende
þat y ne stende
ffor no maner foooooo
Facsimiles:
Rastall, Richard. “Introduction.” A Fifteenth-Century Song Book: Cambridge University Library Additional MS 5943 made in facsimile. Leeds: Boethius Press, 1973.
Editions:
Mayer, L. S. Music, Cantilenas and Songs. London, 1906 (privately printed); by "L. S. M.": Nos. 14 and 15.
Dobson, Eric John, and F. L. Harrison. Medieval English Songs. New York: Cambridge UP, 1979: 220.