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DIMEV 5182
IMEV 3297.5
NIMEV TM 1493
That was my woe is now my most gladness
Paradoxes of a servant of love — one stanza rhyme royal
Note: Cf. a companion piece 5181.
Subjects: love, vicissitudes of; songs
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5465 [the Fairfax manuscript], f. 12v
Editions:
Burney, Charles. A General History of Music…. London: T. Beckett, J. Robson, and G. Robinson, 1782: 2.546-7.
Flügel, Ewald, ed. Neuenglisches Lesebuch. 1 Bd. Halle: Niemayer, 1895: 142.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 356.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 60577 [Winchester Anthology], f. 116v
First Lines:
That was my woo ys now my most gladnes
Þat was my payne is nowe my ioly chaunce…
Last Lines:
…Wherefore I am & shal be tyll I dye
Your trewe seruaunt withthouȝt hert & bodye
Note: ‘ij partes’ written in left margin beside this.
Facsimiles:
Wilson, Edward. “Introduction.” The Winchester Anthology. A Facsimile of British Library Additional Manuscript 60577. With an account of the music by Iain Fenlon. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1981.
Editions:
Wilson, Edward. “Some New Texts of Early Tudor Songs.” Notes and Queries n.s. 27 [225] (1980): 293-5: 294.