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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’
Versification: — eight-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
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 half.
Editions:
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder des Fairfax MS (Add. 5465 Brit. Mus.).” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 106 (1901): 48-70: 53.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 354.