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O lord so sweet Sir John doth kiss
Our Sir John, an amorous adventure — five quatrains (abab) and a 2-line burden: ‘Hey noney I wyll loue oure ser Iohn & I loue eny / hey troly loly hey troly loly’
Subjects: love lyrics; women, as speakers/narrators
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library EL 34.B.60 [olim Bridgewater, or EL 1160], f. 11
First Lines:
O lorde so swett ser Iohn dothe kys…
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 20-1.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977 (see also Greene (1935)): 278.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 133-4.
Stemmler, Theo. Medieval English Love-Lyrics. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1970: 105.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 83-4.
Plummer, John F. “The Woman’s Song in Middle English and its European Backgrounds.” In Vox Feminae: Studies in Medieval Woman’s Song. Studies in Medieval Culture. John F. Plummer, ed. XV. Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, 1981: 135-54: 148.