The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
NIMEV TM 932
Looking for her true love
Fragment of a love song, possibly with this refrain
Subjects: love lyrics; songs
1.Source: New York, New York Public Library Drexel Fragments 4184
, end flyleaf, recto
…[lo]kyng for her trew love
long or that yt was day
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
Note: Burden and parts of two verses; portions of pages cut away to fit as
endleaves to seventeenth-century song book.
Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court.
London: Methuen, 1961: 427 (refrain only).