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DIMEV 286
IMEV 155.5
NIMEV TM 100
Alas it is I that wot not what to say
The rejected lover — one stanza rhyme royal
Note: Followed by 2116; Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 100.
Subjects: lover’s, lament
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5465 [the Fairfax manuscript], ff. 17v-19
First Lines:
Alas it is I that wote nott what to say…
Note: With music in three voices credited to Turges.
Editions:
Burney, Charles. A General History of Music…. London: T. Beckett, J. Robson, and G. Robinson, 1782: 2.548-50.
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder des Fairfax MS (Add. 5465 Brit. Mus.).” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 106 (1901): 48-70: 55.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 357.