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My thought is full heavy
A song of penitence — three 8-line stanzas with a 4-line refrain and a 3-line burden: ‘Now marcy Ihesu I wyll amend / And neuer more displease the / yff grace thow wylt me send’
Subjects: penitence
Versification: — eight-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal Appendix 58, ff. 23-24
First Lines:
My thoght ys full hevy
and greuith me Ryght sore…
Last Lines:
…butt kepe thy lawes truly
And put A way false lust
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts, Besonders aus der Zeit Heinrichs VIII.” Anglia 12 (1889): 225-72, 585-97: 268.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 213-14.