The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Get the hence what doest thou here


Farewell aduent and haue good day

For the End of Advent

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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Middle English
This version retyped in "Old Blackletter" font: Get The Hence What Doest Thou Here

Compare: A Carol Of The Birth of Christ (Edith Rickert, 1914)

Farewell aduent and haue good daye
Chrystmas is come, nowe go thy way.

Get the hence what doest thou here
Thou hast no loue of no beggere
Thou makest vs fast with euyll chere
    With farewell aduent.

Thou takest on ye more than doth ye lent
Theu dwellest so long that yu art shent

(Concluding stanzas missing from source)

Editor's Note:

A similar carol can be seen at Fare wele, aduent: cristemas is cum.

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