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NIMEV TP 893
In faith ye be to blame / for my good will me to defame
Love scorned — three quatrains (aaab) with burden: ‘And wyll ye serue me so / For my kyndnes thus to serue me soo.’
Note: Cf. Muir (1950), no. 113.
Subjects: love, vicissitudes of; songs; farewells, lovers’
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 22924. XX Songes, Impryntyd in London at the signe of the Black Mores, 1530 , item 11
First Lines:
I fayth ye beto blame
for my good wyll me to dyffame…
Last Lines:
…which at length shall be to your payn
I fors not though ye serue me so
Editions:
Imelmann, Rudolf. “Zur Kenntnis der vor-Shakespeare’schen Lyrik: I. Wynkyn de Wordes ‘Song Book,’ 1530; II. John Dayes Sammlung der Lieder Thomas Whythornes, 1571.” Jahrbuch der deutschen Shakespeare-Gesselschaft 39 (1903): 121-78: 131-2.
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts, Besonders aus der Zeit Heinrichs VIII.” Anglia 12 (1889): 225-72, 585-97: 593-4.