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DIMEV 6328
When I have pleased my lady now and then
Subjects: fragments; old age; women, unfaithfulness of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: New York, New York Public Library Drexel Fragments 4185, f. 159v
Transcription:
…Whan I haue plesyd my lady now & than
but now she louyth A noþer man
by cause I can not as he can
A lyttyll age but late by fell by fell
whyche euer of ser[ ] dyd me expell
now yowthe ys come þat beryth þe bell
by cause I can not do so well
now all ye louers take hede off me
fore ous I was as losty as ye
& at [ ] my all ye shalle be
þer for come after & daunce with me
for all a grene wyllo ys [my garl]and…
Note: Portions of pages cut away to fit as endleaves to seventeenth-century song book.