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DIMEV 128
IMEV 13.5
NIMEV TM 82
A my heart
The lover reproaches his mistress for her hard heart — seven 8-line stanzas including a 4-line refrain: ‘Adewe pleasure welcome mornynge / alas all payne nowe ys my part / for I see well that sweting / doth not consyder my true hart’
Note: A religious parody in Gude & Godlie Ballatis, 1567, repr. Mitchell (1897), 139; Ringler Jr. (1988), TM 82.
Subjects: lovers, addresses to beloved; parody
Versification: — eight-line — aaabcccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 176 (SC 6659), ff. 99-99v
First Lines:
Ah my hart ah this ys my Songe
with weping eeis nowe and then among
opprest with paynfull Sighes stronge
that ah my hart ah…
Last Lines:
…or elles wyll death be myne extremytye
that ah my hart ah
Editions:
Wagner, B. M. “New Songs of the Reign of Henry VIII.” Modern Language Notes 50 (1935): 452-55: 453-4.