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DIMEV 6508
IMEV 4070.5
NIMEV TM 1931
Whereto should I express
Verses for parting lovers — six cross-rhymed quatrains
Subjects: lovers, absence/separation of
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 31922, f. 51v
Editions:
Chapell, William. Popular Music of the Olden Time; a collection of ancient songs, ballads, and dance tunes, illustrative of the national music of England. 2 vols. London: Cramer, Beale & Chappell, 1853,1859; rev. H. Ellis Wooldridge, Old English Popular Music 2 vols. London, 1893: 1.45-6.
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts, Besonders aus der Zeit Heinrichs VIII.” Anglia 12 (1889): 225-72, 585-97: 241.
Flügel, Ewald, ed. Neuenglisches Lesebuch. 1 Bd. Halle: Niemayer, 1895: 135.
Trefusis, Mary. Songs, Ballads, and Instrumental Pieces composed by King Henry the Eighth. Roxburghe Club 161. Oxford, 1912: 20.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. Early English Lyrics…. London: Buller, 1907, 1911 et seq: 35.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 404.
Stevens, John, ed. Music at the Court of Henry VIII. Musica Britannica 18. London: Stainer and Bell, 1962: 37.