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DIMEV 3619
IMEV 2250.5
NIMEV TM 1051
My lady hath me in that grace
A devoted mistress — two cross-rhymed quatrains and additional refrain, ‘Why shall not I’, and a 4-line introductory burden: ‘Why shall not I / Why shall not I to my lady / Why shall not I be trew / Why shall not I’
Subjects: love lyrics
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 31922, ff. 107v-108
First Lines:
My lady hath me in that grace
She takes me as her howne…
Last Lines:
…Alas alas what word ys this
Her to remember mest
Why shall not I
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts….” Anglia 26 (1903): 94-285: 250-1.
Flügel, Ewald, ed. Neuenglisches Lesebuch. 1 Bd. Halle: Niemayer, 1895: 137.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 419.
Stevens, John, ed. Music at the Court of Henry VIII. Musica Britannica 18. London: Stainer and Bell, 1962: 79.