The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 3044
IMEV 1849
NIMEV 1849
Led I the dance a midsummer day
Jack and the Dancing Maid, an erotic carol — nine 5-line stanzas (aaaab) and burden: ‘Alas ales the wyle / Thout Y on no gyle / So haue Y god chaunce / Alas ales the wyle / That euer Y cowde daunce’
Title(s): Jack and the Dancing Maid
Subjects: carols, amorous; women, as speakers/narrators
Versification: — five-line — aaaab

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Gonville & Caius College 383/603, p. 41
First Lines:
Ladd y þe dance a myssomur day
y made smale trippus soþ for to say…
Last Lines:
…Euel þerinne wern euer it wole out
þout y on no gyle
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