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DIMEV 3627
IMEV 2255.6
NIMEV 2255.6
My little pretty one my pretty bony one
A jolly wanton — four 5-line stanzas with refrain, ‘nou doute she ys a loue of all that euer I see’
Note: Cf. 4825.
Subjects: love lyrics
Versification: — five-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 4900, f. 62v
Transcription:
My lytell prety one my pretie boni one
she is a iolie one & gentle as can bee
with a beck shee comse anon with a wincke she wilbe gon
no dowbte she is aloue of all that ever I see
Editions:
Chapell, William. Popular Music of the Olden Time; a collection of ancient songs, ballads, and dance tunes, illustrative of the national music of England. 2 vols. London: Cramer, Beale & Chappell, 1853,1859; rev. H. Ellis Wooldridge, Old English Popular Music 2 vols. London: Chappell & Co. 1893: 1.61.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 18752, f. 74v
Editions:
Hazlitt, William Carew. Remains of the Early Popular Poetry of England. London: J. R. Smith, 1864-6: 4.234.
Reed, Ernest Bliss. “The Sixteenth Century Lyrics in Add. MS. 18,752.” Anglia 33 (1909): 344-69: 252.