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DIMEV 5181
IMEV 3297.3
NIMEV TM 1492
That was my joy is now my woe and pain
A lady’s complaint and the lover’s reassurance — two stanzas rhyme royal
Note: Cf. 5182.
Subjects: complaints, lovers’
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5465 [the Fairfax manuscript], f. 31v
Editions:
Smith, John Stafford. A Collection of English Songs, composed about the year 1500. London: Bland, 1779: no. 17.
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder des Fairfax MS (Add. 5465 Brit. Mus.).” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 106 (1901): 48-70: 57.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 360-1.