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Pastime with good company
‘The Kynges Balade’ — three 10-line stanzas
Note: For moralized version, see Craigie (1920), 63.
Title(s): ‘The Kynges Balade’
Subjects: songs, popular
Versification: — ten-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5665, f. 136v
Note: One stanza only.
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: 1.44.
Smith, John Stafford. Musica Antiqua: a Selection of Music …. London: Preston, 1812: 1.44.
Rimbault, Edward Francis. A Little Book of Songs and Ballads. London: J. R. Smith, 1851: 37.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 344.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5665, f. 141v
Editions:
Stevens, John, ed. Music at the Court of Henry VIII. Musica Britannica 18. London: Stainer and Bell, 1962: 10.
3.Source: London, British Library Addit. 31922, f. 14v
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: 1.42.
Stevens, John, ed. Music at the Court of Henry VIII. Musica Britannica 18. London: Stainer and Bell, 1962: 11.
Chappell, William. “Some Account of an Unpublished Collection of Songs and Ballads by King Henry VIII and his Contemporaries.” Archaeologia 41 (1867): 371-86: 372-3.
Pearce, Charles William. A Collection of Songs and Madrigals by English Composers of the close of the 15th Century. Plainsong and Medieval Music Society. London: Quaritch, 1891: No. 6.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Captain Cox., His Ballads and Books. Ballad Society 7 (1871); repr. New Shakespeare Society, 1890: cxlix.
Trefusis, Mary. Songs, Ballads, and Instrumental Pieces composed by King Henry the Eighth. Roxburghe Club 161. Oxford, 1912: 1-2.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever. The Oxford Book of Sixteenth Century Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932, and subsequent editions: 36-7.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. Early English Lyrics…. London: Buller, 1907, 1911 et seq: 212-13.