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Love should come
Fragment of a love song
Subjects: love lyrics; songs



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: New York, New York Public Library Drexel Fragments 4183, f. 159
Transcription:
…love shuld com
On euery syde þe way she pryde [ ]
[ ] thyng cowde flye nor goo
But styll went she yt had byn ye
When hyt was no thyng soo
When hyt was no thyng Soo
[ ] love to com
A dew my love I wyll re move
[ ]yst wold I had ben done
When I so sone grant yow your bone
Seyyng ye wyll not come
seyng ye wyll not come
Note: Parts of two verses of a song; 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 (extract only).