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DIMEV 205
IMEV 112.5
NIMEV TM 50
Above all thing
A song perhaps celebrating the birth of Prince Henry in A.D. 1511 — one 6-line tail-rhyme stanza
Note: Cf. 220; Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 50.
Subjects: Henry VIII, birth of; songs
Versification: — six-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 31922, ff. 24v-25
First Lines:
Aboffe all thynge
Now lete us synge…
Editions:
Chappell, William. “Some Account of an Unpublished Collection of Songs and Ballads by King Henry VIII and his Contemporaries.” Archaeologia 41 (1867): 371-86: 382.
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts, Besonders aus der Zeit Heinrichs VIII.” Anglia 12 (1889): 225-72, 585-97: 232.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 391.
Stevens, John, ed. Music at the Court of Henry VIII. Musica Britannica 18. London: Stainer and Bell, 1962: 18.