The Lyrics of Henry VIII/Adew adew my hartis lust, Cornish
Adew adew my hartis lust
Adew my Ioy and my solace.
wyth dowbyl sorow complayn I must
vntyl I dye alas alas.
Textual Commentary[edit | edit source]
“Adew adew my hartis lust” is a song of departure of a lover from his beloved. It is seemingly a permanent leave-taking or exile, as evinced in “vntyl I dye” [l. 4]; see Robbins Suppl.
- 2 Adew . . . solace Cf. for similar sentiment “Now fayre wele my Joye my comfort and solace” Oxford Bodleian MS 120 (ff. 95r–v).
This piece is through-set in three voices, with blank rules on both faces.
“Adew adew my hartis lust” is indexed in Robbins Index & Suppl. 120.5, Boffey, Ringler MS TM64, and Crum A665. The lyric is reprinted in Seaton 405, Flügel Anglia 232, Stevens M&P 14, 390, and Stevens, MCH8 17.
Textual Notes[edit | edit source]
Texts Collated[edit | edit source]
H1,2,3 (ff. 23v–24r), OxAsh (f. 100r).
- 3 must^] may. H2