The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Here Haue I Dwellyd With More & Lasse

For Christmas, Epiphany

Words: Attributed to James Ryman, 15th Century from, Balliol College MS. 354. f. 244 v.
Compare: Now Have Good Day, Now Have Good Day! (Rickert)
Here Have I Dwelt In Joyfulness (Weston)
I Am Christmas, with Notes

Music: Not Stated

Source: Ewald Flügel, ed., “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts, Besonders Aus Der Zeit Heinrichs VIII. III. 6. Die lieder des Balliol Ms. 354,” in Eugen Einenkel, ed., Anglia - Zeitschrift für englische Philologie enthaltend Beitrage zur Geschlicht der englischen Sprache und Literatur. Band XXVI. (Halle: Max Niemeyer, 1903), Carol #LXXXIII, p. 245.

Now haue gud day, now haue gud day.
I am Crystmas & now I go my way!

1] Here haue I dwellyd with more & lasse,
ffrom halowtyde til candylmas!
And now must I from you hens passe,
                                        now haue gud day!

2] I take my leve of kyng & knyght,
& erle, baron & lady bryght!
To wildernes I must me dyght !
                                        now haue gud day!

3] and at ye gud lord of this hall,
I take my leve & of gestes all!
Me thynke I here lent doth call,
                                        now haue gud day!

4] And at enery worthy offycer,
marchall, panter, & butler,
I take my leve as for this yere,
                                        now haue gud day!

5] A noder yere I trust I shall
Make mery in this hall!
yf rest & pease in ynglond may fall !
                                        now haue gud day!

6] But oftyn tymys I haue hard say,
yat he ys loth to part a way,
yat oftyn byddyth: haue gud day!
                                        now haue gud day!

7| Now fare ye well all in fere!
Now fare ye well for all this yere,
yet for my sake make ye gud chere!
                                        now haue gud day!

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