The Lyrics of Henry VIII/With sorowfull syghs and greuos payne, Farthing
With sorowfull syghs and greuous payne.
Thus euer to endure.
Alas pour hart tyl that we mete agayne.
Ioy shall I neuer ye may be sure.
Textual Commentary[edit | edit source]
“With sorowfull syghs and greuous payne” is a lyric of departure. The emphasis is on return as well as the pain that will accompany the lover in absence. Cf. “Wyth sorowful syghes and woundes smart” (LDev f. 26v; attributed to Thomas Howard).
The lyric is through-set for three voices.
This lyric is indexed in Robbins Index & Suppl. 4201.3, Boffey, Ringler MS TM2009. It is reprinted in Flügel Anglia 235, Stevens M&P 395, and Stevens MCH8 25.