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DIMEV 3185
IMEV 1944.5
NIMEV TM 932
Looking for her true love
Fragment of a love song, possibly with this refrain
Subjects: love lyrics; songs
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: New York, New York Public Library Drexel Fragments 4184, end flyleaf, recto
Transcription:
…[lo]kyng for her trew love
long or that yt was day
lokyng for her trew love
longe or yt was day
Thys mayde her [ ] bylt by þe [ ]
With bowys and whytt blossom
And styll she [ ]
Then thys pour mayd to hyr self [ ]
My love wyll yyt not com
She cowde not…
Note: Burden and parts of two verses; portions of pages cut away to fit as endleaves to seventeenth-century song book.
Editions:
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 427 (refrain only).