The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
NIMEV TM 1216
O my desire what aileth thee
A lover’s complaint — two 8-line stanzas with refrain: ‘O my
desyre what wylyth the’
Subjects: complaints, lovers’
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5465 [the Fairfax manuscript]
, f. 10
Note: With music in two voices credited to William Newark, though the upper
voice of the first half is lost, as is the lower voice of the second
“Die Lieder des Fairfax MS (Add. 5465 Brit. Mus.).”
Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und
106 (1901): 48-70: 53.
Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court.
London: Methuen, 1961: 354.