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Hey how the mavis on a briar
A chanson d’aventure dialogue between a mavis and a disconsolate lover — three 10-line tail-rhyme stanzas
Subjects: chansons d’aventure; dialogues, lovers’; birds, as narrators
Versification: — ten-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5665, f. 146v
First Lines:
Hay how the mavys on a brere…
Editions:
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder der Hs. Add. 5665 (Ritson’s Folio-MS).” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 106 (1901): 262-85: 284.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 349.