The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
I ne may come to my lief but by the water
A dance-song refrain — three lines
Subjects: songs; fragments
1.Source: Worcester, Worcester Cathedral Library F.64
, f. 8
I ne may cume to mi lef bute by þe watere
Wanne me lust slepen
þanne moti wakie
Wnder is þat Hi liuie
Floyer, John Kestell, and Sidney Graves Hamilton.
Catalogue of Manuscripts Preserved in the Chapter Library of Worcester
Oxford: for the Worcester Historical Society, by James Parker,
“Two Worcester Fragments of Middle English Secular Lyric.”
Leeds Studies in English
4 (1935): 44-6: 44-6.