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DIMEV 669
As solemn as stately as strange toward me
Song of lover’s complaint — three-line fragment
Subjects: songs; fragments; complaints, lovers’
Versification: — three-line — abc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: New York, New York Public Library Drexel Fragments 4185, end flyleaf, verso
Transcription:
…As solen as staytly as strange toward me
as I of [ ] had neuer bene afore
Wher fore I…
Note: Portions of pages cut away to fit as endleaves to seventeenth-century song book.
Editions:
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961.