The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 2279
IMEV 1365
NIMEV 1365
I sigh when I sing / for sorrow that I see
A song of the Passion — six 10-line stanzas
Subjects: Passion, carols/songs of
Versification: — ten-line — ababccbddb

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 2 (SC 1603), f. 6
First Lines:
Hi sike al wan hi singe
for sorue þat hi se…
Last Lines:
…for any worlde his win
þat was so der hi boyt
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. “Religious Poems from MS. Digby 2.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 97 (1896): 309-12: 308.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 2. EETS o.s. 117 (1901; repr. 1973): 753-4.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 37-9.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 34-6.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 2253, f. 80ra
First Lines:
I syke when y singe
for sorewe þat y se…
Last Lines:
…þat haþ vs duere boht
he bring vs to wynne
Ker, Neil Ripley. “Introduction.” Facsimile of British Museum MS. Harley 2253. EETS o.s. 255 (1965).
Wright, Thomas. Specimens of Lyric Poetry composed in England in the Reign of Edward the First. Percy Society 4. London: Richard, 1842: 85-7.
Böddeker, Karl. Altenglische Dichtungen des MS. Harl. 2253. Berlin: Weidmann, 1878: 210-124.
Cook, Albert Stanburrough. A Literary Middle English Reader. Boston and New York: Ginn, 1915: 455-7.
Brook, George Leslie. The Harley Lyrics. Manchester: Manchester UP, 1948; rev. ed. 1956; 3rd ed. 1964: 59-60.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin-Charlottenburg: E. Schütt, 1954: 294-5.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin, 1954; 3rd ed.; trans. as Medieval English: a Old English and Middle English Anthology Berlin West, 1958: 393.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 82-4.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 219-20.
Saupe, Karen, ed. Middle English Marian Lyrics. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1998: 109-10; 236-7.
Fein, Susanna Greer, ed. The Complete Harley 2253 Manuscript, Volume 2. Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 2009: Booklet 5, no. 62.