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DIMEV 5066
IMEV 3228.3
NIMEV TM 1472
Sweet heart be true
A religious love parody — seven 6-line stanzas
Note: Cf. 3394, 5227
Subjects: parodies; love lyrics, satiric
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Art Library Dyce 25.F.40 (MS Dyce 45), ff. 21v-22
First Lines:
Swete harte be trwe
Chaunge for [no] newe…
Last Lines:
…Take the to mercye
And delyver the owte of payne
Editions:
Greene, Richard Leighton, ed. A Selection of English Carols. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series. Oxford: Clarendon, 1962: 225 (2 stanzas only).
Woolf, Rosemary. The English Religious Lyric in the Middle Ages. Oxford: Clarendon, 1968: 410-11.