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Sometime I loved so do I yet
The Delivered Lover — eight quatrains (aaab) and burden (cb): ‘Vp son and mery wether / Somer draweth nere’
Subjects: carols, amorous
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.1.6 [Findern MS], f. 139v
First Lines:
Som tyme y louid so do y yut
In stedfast wyse and not to flit
But in danger my loue was knyt
A pitous thyng to hire…
Last Lines:
…That thay myght synge with mery hert
This song with […] fere
Facsimiles:
Beadle, Richard, and Alfred E. B. Owen. The Findern Manuscript: Cambridge University Library MS. F.1.6. London: Scolar Press, 1977.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.202-3.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 316; 1977, 288.
Ritson, Joseph, ed. Ancient Songs and Ballads from the Reign of King Henry the Second to the Revolution. 2 vols. London, 1877; first published 1790; ed. William Carew Hazlitt : 111.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 489-91.