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DIMEV 172
IMEV 14.5
A the sighs that come from my heart
Recollections of love’s joys — four quatrains
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 86.
Subjects: love lyrics
Versification: — four-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 31922, ff. 32v-33
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts, Besonders aus der Zeit Heinrichs VIII.” Anglia 12 (1889): 225-72, 585-97: 235.
Chapell, William. Popular Music of the Olden Time; a collection of ancient songs, ballads, and dance tunes, illustrative of the national music of England. 2 vols. London: Cramer, Beale & Chappell, 1853,1859; rev. H. Ellis Wooldridge, Old English Popular Music 2 vols. London: Chappell & Co. 1893: 1.35-6.
Flügel, Ewald, ed. Neuenglisches Lesebuch. 1 Bd. Halle: Niemayer, 1895: 134.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 395.
2.Source: London, British Library Royal Appendix 58, f. 3
First Lines:
A the sighes come fro my hert
they greue me passynge sore
Syth I must fro my loue de part
ffare well my Ioye fore euermore…
Last Lines:
…As my thynke that I se hur yete
As wolde to gode that I myght
There ne myght no Ioyues compare h[?]
Vnto my hart to make hyt lyght
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts, Besonders aus der Zeit Heinrichs VIII.” Anglia 12 (1889): 225-72, 585-97: 258.
Chapell, William. Popular Music of the Olden Time; a collection of ancient songs, ballads, and dance tunes, illustrative of the national music of England. 2 vols. London: Cramer, Beale & Chappell, 1853,1859; rev. H. Ellis Wooldridge, Old English Popular Music 2 vols. London: Chappell & Co. 1893: 1.35-6.
Stevens, John, ed. Music at the Court of Henry VIII. Musica Britannica 18. London: Stainer and Bell, 1962: 25.
Smith, John Stafford. Musica Antiqua: a Selection of Music …. London: Preston, 1812: 1.27.
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. Early Sixteenth Century Lyrics. Boston and London: D.C. Heath, 1907: 79.
Pearce, Charles William. A Collection of Songs and Madrigals by English Composers of the close of the 15th Century. Plainsong and Medieval Music Society. London: Quaritch, 1891: xvii, 10.