The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 5221
IMEV 3315
The boars head that we bring here
A Christmas carol — three quatrains (aaab) with ‘Nowell nowelle’ refrain and 4-line burden: ‘Nowell nowell nowell nowell / Tydynges gode y thyng[ke] to telle’ (repeated)
Subjects: carols, boars’ head
Versification: — four-line — aaab

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5665, ff. 7v-8
First Lines:
The borys hede that we bryng here
Betokeneth a prince withowte pere…
Last Lines:
…In worchyp of hym that thus sprang
Of a virgine to redresse all wrong
Nowell [nowelle]
Attributed Title: In die natiuitatis (f. 8)
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