The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 3111
IMEV 1889
NIMEV 1889
Listeneth lordings a new song I shall begin
On the Execution of Sir Simon Fraser — 233 lines in 8-line stanzas (aaaabccb)
Title(s): On the Execution of Sir Simon Fraser
Subjects: historical poems; Fraser, Simon, Sir
Versification: — eight-line — aaaabccb

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2253, ff. 59v-61v
First Lines:
Lystneþ lordynges a newe song ichulle bigynne
of þe traytours of scotlond þat take beþ wyþ gynne…
Last Lines:
…ant þi knyf
Whil him lasteþ þe lyf
Wiþ þe longe shonkes
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Child, Francis James. English and Scottish Ballads. 8 vols. in 4, forerunner of next entry. Boston: Houghton, Osgood, also Little, Brown, 1857-58 et seq: 6.274-83.
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Fein, Susanna Greer, ed. The Complete Harley 2253 Manuscript, Volume 2. Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 2009: Booklet 4, no. 25.