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If I sing ye will me lack
‘For sothe I may not synge’ — three quatrains
Title(s): ‘For sothe I may not synge’
Subjects: songs
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2593, f. 31v
First Lines:
If I synge ȝe wyl me lakke…
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols printed from a manuscript in the Sloane Collection. London: Pickering, 1836: no. xviii.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 93.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 4-5.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin-Charlottenburg: E. Schütt, 1954: 393.
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: 416.
Greene, Richard Leighton. “Wyatt’s ‘I am as I am’ in Carol-form.” Review of English Studies n.s. 15 (1964): 175-80: 88.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 142.