The Lyrics of Henry VIII/Adew adew my hartis lust, Cornish

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The Lyrics of Henry VIII
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O my hart and o my hart Aboffe all thynge

[ff. 23v-24r]

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