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DIMEV 916
IMEV 557.5
NIMEV TM 293
But why am I so abused
A lover’s complaint — one stanza rhyme royal
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 293.
Subjects: complaints, lovers’; love, vicissitudes of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5465 [the Fairfax manuscript], f. 20v
First Lines:
But why am I so abusyd…
Note: With music in three voices credited to William Newarke.
Editions:
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder des Fairfax MS (Add. 5465 Brit. Mus.).” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 106 (1901): 48-70: 55.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 358.