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IMEV 649
NIMEV TM 327
Complain I may wheresoever I go
The forsaken lover — three stanzas rhyme royal
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 327.
Subjects: complaints, lovers’
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.813 (SC 12653) [Welles Anthology], ff. 46v-47
First Lines:
Compleyn I may wher Soo euer I goo
Sythe I haue done my besye peyne…
Last Lines:
…Sythe that on hur my loue ys loste
Whome of all creatures I trustyde most
Editions:
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. “Liedersammlungen des xvi. Jahrhunderts…IV.” Anglia 31 (1908): 309-96: 359-60.
Jansen, Sharon L., and Kathleen H. Jordan, eds. The Welles Anthology: MS. Rawlinson C.813: A Critical Edition. Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1991: 190-1.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5465 [the Fairfax manuscript], ff. 46v-48
Note: Formerly 649.5; first stanza only, with music.
Editions:
Smith, John Stafford. A Collection of English Songs, composed about the year 1500. London: Bland, 1779: no. 13.
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder des Fairfax MS (Add. 5465 Brit. Mus.).” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 106 (1901): 48-70: 59.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 365.