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DIMEV 5014.5
Sovereign lord to your city
Song or verses to be recited by virgins greeting Henry VI as part of the entry into London after his coronation
Note: Four 4-line stanzas, aaab, with 2-line refrain, bb, which is written before first stanza and after last.
Subjects: occasional verse; Henry VI
Versification: — four-line — aaabbb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Corporation of London Records Office [formerly Guildhall] MS COL/AD/01/010, f. 104v
First Lines:
Soueraign lord to your Cite
With alle reuerence Welcome ye be
Thanked be god of his goodnesse
þat you hath kept from hevynesse…
Last Lines:
…Hi lord þi prince þi kyng by right
wherfor nowe syng and saye with me
Soueraign lord to your Cite
with alle reuerence welcome ye be
Note: Each of the two-line refrains have inclusive brackets to right of them, and each stanza written three lines to left with inclusive brackets to right and then the fourth line to right of that.