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DIMEV 3626
IMEV 2255.3
NIMEV TM 1053
My little fool / Is gone to play
His coy mistress — one short stanza with a ‘How frisca loly’ refrain
Note: Formerly 2255.3.
Subjects: love lyrics



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal Appendix 58, f. 55v
Transcription:
My lytell fole
Ys gon to play
sche wyll tary no longer with me
he how frisca Ioly
vnder the gryne wood tre
he how fisca Ioly
vnder þe grene wood tre
he how frisca Ioly
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts, Besonders aus der Zeit Heinrichs VIII.” Anglia 12 (1889): 225-72, 585-97: 272.