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Listeneth lordings a new song I shall begin
On the Execution of Sir Simon Fraser — 233 lines in 8-line stanzas (aaaabccb)
Title(s): On the Execution of Sir Simon Fraser
Subjects: historical poems; Fraser, Simon, Sir
Versification: — eight-line — aaaabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2253, ff. 59v-61v
First Lines:
Lystneþ lordynges a newe song ichulle bigynne
of þe traytours of scotlond þat take beþ wyþ gynne…
Last Lines:
…ant þi knyf
Whil him lasteþ þe lyf
Wiþ þe longe shonkes
Facsimiles:
Ker, Neil Ripley. “Introduction.” Facsimile of British Museum MS. Harley 2253. EETS o.s. 255 (1965).
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. The Political Songs of England. Camden Society o.s. 6 (1839): 212-23.
Ritson, Joseph, ed. Ancient Songs and Ballads from the Reign of King Henry the Second to the Revolution. 2 vols. London, 1829; re-ed. William Carew Hazlitt London, 1877: 1.28-38.
Böddeker, Karl. Altenglische Dichtungen des MS. Harl. 2253. Berlin: Weidmann, 1878: 126-34.
Brandl, Alois Leonhard. Mittelenglische Sprach- und Literatureproben. 2nd ed. Berlin, 1917; repr. as Middle English Literature New York: Chelsea, 1949: 129-33.
Pinkerton, John, ed. Ancient Scottish Poems Never Before in Print. 2 vols. London and Edinburgh, 1786: 2.488-93.
Child, Francis James. English and Scottish Ballads. 8 vols. in 4, forerunner of next entry. Boston: Houghton, Osgood, also Little, Brown, 1857-58 et seq: 6.274-83.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin, 1954; 3rd ed.; trans. as Medieval English: a Old English and Middle English Anthology Berlin West, 1958: 355.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 14-21.
Fein, Susanna Greer, ed. The Complete Harley 2253 Manuscript, Volume 2. Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 2009: Booklet 4, no. 25.