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As I me lened to a land / I heard a shepherd
On the evils of the times — seven quatrains with the refrain: ‘A lord how gos þis word abowte’
Note: Cf. 3816
Title(s): ‘A lord how gos þis word abowte’
Subjects: evils of the time; friends, fickleness of; contemporary conditions
Versification: — four-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2593, f. 33
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 96-8.
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder des HS. Sloane 2593.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 109 (1902): 33-72: 50.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Historical Poems of the XIV and XV Centuries. New York: Columbia UP, 1959: 147-8.