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DIMEV 956
Can ye dance the shaking of the sheets
The dance of death — 11 seven-line stanzas
Subjects: death, approach of
Versification: — seven-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 15225, ff. 15-16
First Lines:
Canne yea dance the shakinge of the sheetes
A And daunce that everie man must dooe…
Last Lines:
…That when my minstrell pypes his play
Yea may to heauen daunce readie way
Attributed Author: Thomas Hill (f. 15v)
Attributed Title: A dolfull daunce & song of death intituled the shakeing of the sheetes (f. 15)
Editions:
Gray, Douglas. “Two Songs of Death.” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 64 (1963): 354-64: 64-7.