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Upon a morning of May
The beginning of a chanson d’aventure of a man in black — three 6-line tail-rhyme stanzas and burden: ‘Wep no more ffor me swet hart / Wepe no more for me / As scharpe as a dart hathe perysht my hart / That ye shod morne for me’
Subjects: chansons d’aventure ; May, poems of; carols, amorous
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 1317, f. 94v
First Lines:
Apon a mornyng of may
In the mornyng grey
I walkyd plesantly…
Last Lines:
…Hys gown al blake
Apon hys bake
Lyke lede hys colore was
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 2.39.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 312; 1977, 281-2.