The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

I syng of a mayden pat is makeles

For Christmas

Words: Sloane Ms. 2593

Music: Not Stated

Compare: Compare: I Sing Of A Maiden (Rickert, with notes and sheet music) and  I Sing Of A Maiden That Is Makeles (Chambers & Sidgwick, 1907), with a note.

Source: Bernhard Fehr, "Die Lieder der Hs. Sloane 2593," in Alois Brandl and Adolf Tobler, eds., Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Litteraturen. Band CIX. (Braunschweig: George Westermann, 1902), Carol #25, "I syng of a mayden pat is makeles," p. 50.

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10 b

I syng of a mayden şat is makeles;
kyng of alle kynges to here sone che ches.

he cam also stylle şer bis moder was,
as dew in aprylle şat fallyt on pe gras.

he cam also stylle to his moderes bowr
as dew in aprille şat fallyt on pe flour. 6

he cam also stylle şer his moder lay,
as dew in aprille şat fallyt on şe spray.

moder and maydyn was neuer non but che;
wel may swych a lady godes moder be.

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