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NIMEV TM 110
Alas what shall I do for love
A late love lyric, ascribed to Henry VIII — six lines
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 110
Author(s): Henry VIII (attrib.)
Subjects: love lyrics



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 31922, f. 20v
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 “Some Account of an Unpublished Collection of Songs and Ballads by King Henry VIII and his Contemporaries.”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: 374.
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts, Besonders aus der Zeit Heinrichs VIII.” Anglia 12 (1889): 225-72, 585-97: 231.
Flügel, Ewald, ed. Neuenglisches Lesebuch. 1 Bd. Halle: Niemayer, 1895: 133.
Trefusis, Mary. Songs, Ballads, and Instrumental Pieces composed by King Henry the Eighth. Roxburghe Club 161. Oxford, 1912: 7-8.
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. Early Sixteenth Century Lyrics. Boston and London: D.C. Heath, 1907: 78.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 390.
Stevens, John, ed. Music at the Court of Henry VIII. Musica Britannica 18. London: Stainer and Bell, 1962: 16.