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DIMEV 257
IMEV 135.5
NIMEV TM 88
Alack alack what shall I do
Fragment of a love song — three lines
Note: Preceding 5741; Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 88.
Subjects: love lyrics; songs
Versification: — three-line — aba



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 31922, f. 35v
First Lines:
Alac alac what shall I do…
Note: Music attrib. to ‘The Kyng H.viii’.
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts, Besonders aus der Zeit Heinrichs VIII.” Anglia 12 (1889): 225-72, 585-97: 236.
Trefusis, Mary. Songs, Ballads, and Instrumental Pieces composed by King Henry the Eighth. Roxburghe Club 161. Oxford, 1912: 72.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 396.
Stevens, John, ed. Music at the Court of Henry VIII. Musica Britannica 18. London: Stainer and Bell, 1962: 26.
2.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 160, f. 59
Note: Title/incipit only, in table of contents.