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If love reigned as it hath been
A love song ascribed to Henry VIII — seven couplets
Author(s): Henry VIII (attrib.)
Subjects: love lyrics
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 31922, f. 48v
First Lines:
If Loue now reynyd as it hath bene…
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 “Some Account of an Unpublished Collection of Songs and Ballads by King Henry VIII and his Contemporaries.”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: 377.
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts, Besonders aus der Zeit Heinrichs VIII.” Anglia 12 (1889): 225-72, 585-97: 240-1.
Trefusis, Mary. Songs, Ballads, and Instrumental Pieces composed by King Henry the Eighth. Roxburghe Club 161. Oxford, 1912: 17.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 403.
Stevens, John, ed. Music at the Court of Henry VIII. Musica Britannica 18. London: Stainer and Bell, 1962: 35.