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NIMEV TM 367
Downbery down
To his mistress, a round — eight lines
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 367.
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved
Versification: — eight-line — abbcdcca



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 31922, f. 25
Transcription:
Downbery doun
Now am I exild my lady fro
Note: With music by William Daggere.
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts, Besonders aus der Zeit Heinrichs VIII.” Anglia 12 (1889): 225-72, 585-97: 232.
Stevens, John, ed. Music at the Court of Henry VIII. Musica Britannica 18. London: Stainer and Bell, 1962: 18.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 391.
2.Source: London, British Library Royal Appendix 58, f. 4v
Transcription:
Downbery down down hay down
Now am I exyeld my lady fro
& no cause yevyn þer to
wher for to hyr I me complayne
hey now hey now hey now
trystyng þis day
sum shal be slayn
neuer to remayn
hey now downbery down
Note: With music.
Attributed Title: A Rownde (f. 4v)
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts, Besonders aus der Zeit Heinrichs VIII.” Anglia 12 (1889): 225-72, 585-97: 260.
Stevens, John, ed. Music at the Court of Henry VIII. Musica Britannica 18. London: Stainer and Bell, 1962: 18.