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Some time I loved as ye may see
A Slighted Lover’s Complaint — nine quatrains (aaab) and burden (b): Who so lyst to loue god send hym right good spede
Subjects: carols, amorous; complaints, lovers’
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.1.6 [Findern MS], ff. 136v-137
First Lines:
Some tyme y loued as ye may see
A goodlyer there myght none be
Here womanhede in all degre
full well she quytt my mede…
Last Lines:
…May them rewarde so that they may
With ioy there lyues lede
Facsimiles:
Beadle, Richard, and Alfred E. B. Owen. The Findern Manuscript: Cambridge University Library MS. F.1.6. London: Scolar Press, 1977.
Editions:
Ritson, Joseph, ed. Ancient Songs and Ballads from the Reign of King Henry the Second to the Revolution. 2 vols. London, 1829; re-ed. William Carew Hazlitt London, 1877: 1.129-31.
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.24.
Arber, Edward. The Dunbar Anthology, 1401-1508. London, New York: Frowde, 1901: 118.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 301; 1977; 269-70.