The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 1647
IMEV 1008
NIMEV 1008
Good sir pray I thee
An early fragmentary carol — one quatrain (aaab) and burden: ‘Icham of Irlaunde / Ant of the holy londe / Of Irlande’
Subjects: carols, early; women, as speakers/narrators
Versification: — four-line, three-line — aaab

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson D.913 (SC 13679), f. 1v
Gode sire pray ich ȝe
for of saynte charite
come ant daunce wyt me
in irlannde
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