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My head did ache yester night
‘On his heid-ake’ by William Dunbar — three 5-line stanzas
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘On his heid-ake’
Subjects: satire; occasional verse
Versification: — five-line — aabba



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ll.5.10, f. 6
First Lines:
My heid did ȝak ȝester nicht
This day to mak þat I na micht…
Last Lines:
…ffor din nor danceing nor deray
It will not walkin me no wise
Attributed Author: Quod dunbar (f. 6)
Editions:
Craigie, William Alexander. The Maitland Folio Manuscript, Containing Poems by Sir Richard Maitland, Dunbar, Douglas, Henryson, and others. 2 vols. Scottish Text Society n.s. 7 (1919), 20 (1927); Edinburgh and London: Blackwood, 1919, 1927: 2.53.
Kinsley, James. William Dunbar, Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1958; repr. 1979: 72.
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865.
“Ancient Scottish Poetry.” Blackwood’s Magazine 37 (1835): 287-318: 307.
Paterson, James. The Works of William Dunbar. Edinburgh: Stillie, 1863: 163.
Small, John, Ae. James George Mackay, George Powell McNeill, and Walter Gregor, eds. The Poems of William Dunbar. 5 pts. Scottish Text Society 2, 4, 16, 21, 29. Edinburgh, 1884-93: 2.254.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 234.
Schipper, Jakob, ed. The Poems of William Dunbar. 4 vols. Denkschriften der kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Philosophische-Historische Klasse 40/2; 40/4; 41/4; 42/4. Vienna, 1892-93: 3.35-6.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 113.
Craigie, William Alexander. The Maitland Folio Manuscript, Containing Poems by Sir Richard Maitland, Dunbar, Douglas, Henryson, and others. 2 vols. Scottish Text Society n.s. 7 (1919), 20 (1927); Edinburgh and London: Blackwood, 1919, 1927: 2.53.
MacKenzie, William Mackay. The Poems of William Dunbar. Edinburgh, 1932: 3.
Kinsley, James. William Dunbar, Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1958; repr. 1979: 60-1.
Bawcutt, Priscilla J., and Felicity Riddy, eds. Selected Poems of Henryson and Dunbar. Edinburgh: 1992: 158.