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I love a flower of sweet odor
The Tudor Rose — six 5-line stanzas (aaabb) and a five-line burden: ‘I loue I loue and wom loue ye / I loue a floure of fressh beaute / I loue another as well as ye / Than shal beprovid here anon / Yff we iii can agre in on’, with music by Sir Thomas Phelipps
Note: Variant forms of burden written after stanzas 4, 6.
Author(s): Sir Thomas Phelipps
Subjects: carols, political; political poems
Versification: — five-line — aaabb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5465 [the Fairfax manuscript], f. 40v
First Lines:
I loue a flour of swete odour
Magerome gentyll or lavendour…
Last Lines:
…Joyed may we be
Oure prince to se and rosys thre
Editions:
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder des Fairfax MS (Add. 5465 Brit. Mus.).” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 106 (1901): 48-70: 58.
Smith, John Stafford. A Collection of English Songs, composed about the year 1500. London: Bland, 1779: No. 4.
Rimbault, Edward Francis. The Ancient Vocal Music of England. London: Novello, 1847: No. 11.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. Early English Lyrics…. London: Buller, 1907, 1911 et seq: 72.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 295; 1977, 264.
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: [M] 27-30.
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. Early Sixteenth Century Lyrics. Boston and London: D.C. Heath, 1907: 91.3.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 94-5.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 364.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 263-4.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 547-8.