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DIMEV 1117
Departure is my chief pain
A late love song, a round, ascribed to Henry VIII — one couplet
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 349.
Author(s): Henry VIII (attrib.)
Subjects: love lyrics
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 31922, ff. 60v-61
Transcription:
Departure is my chef payne
I trust ryght wel of retorn agane
Note: With music by ‘Kyng H. VIII’.
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts, Besonders aus der Zeit Heinrichs VIII.” Anglia 12 (1889): 225-72, 585-97: 243.
Flügel, Ewald, ed. Neuenglisches Lesebuch. 1 Bd. Halle: Niemayer, 1895: 136.
Trefusis, Mary. Songs, Ballads, and Instrumental Pieces composed by King Henry the Eighth. Roxburghe Club 161. Oxford, 1912: 23-4.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 408.
Stevens, John, ed. Music at the Court of Henry VIII. Musica Britannica 18. London: Stainer and Bell, 1962: 44.