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DIMEV 5970
IMEV 3751.3
NIMEV TM 1733
To complain me alas why should I so
A lover’s plea for his reward — one stanza rhyme royal
Note: Cf. 1453.
Subjects: lovers, address to beloved
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5465 [the Fairfax manuscript], f. 15v
Note: With music in three voices.
Editions:
Smith, John Stafford. A Collection of English Songs, composed about the year 1500. London: Bland, 1779: no. 14.
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder des Fairfax MS (Add. 5465 Brit. Mus.).” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 106 (1901): 48-70: 55.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 357.