The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

What alleluya is a lofte

Source: Edward Bliss Reed, ed., Christmas Carols Printed in the 16th Century Including Kele's Christmas Carolles Newly Inprynted. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1932).

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Whan alleluya is a lofte

I go gay and ~yt ~ofte

And than I am mery ofte

As any byrde on brere

Whan laus tibi cometh to towne

Than me behoueth to knele downe

And euer to be in ori~owne

As it were a frere

Soone at Ca~ter cometh alleluya

With butter che~e and a tan~ay

It is nothynge to my pay

That he taryeth away ~o longe

Myght I byde ~here thur~day

Laus tibi ~hall go away

(damage) d I haue wepte that I may

Though he neuer come vs amonge

                    Finis

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