Baisez moy a 6 (Josquin des Prez)

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General Information

Title: Baises moy
Composer: Josquin des Prez

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SAATTB
Genre: SecularChanson

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1502 in Harmonice Musices Odhecaton, Volume 2, no. 6, p. 41
    2nd published: 1545 in Septiesme livre contenant vingt-quatre chansons a cinq et six parties (Tielman Susato), no. 21
    3rd published: 1550 in Livre 36: 30 chansons tres musicales (Pierre Attaingant), no. 22

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

– Baisez-moi, ma doulce amie,
par amour, je vous en prie.
– Non feray !
– Et pourquoy ?
– Si je faisais la follie,
Ma mère en serait morrie.
Vela de quoy !

Portuguese.png Portuguese translation

– Beije-me, minha doce amiga,
por amor ! Eu lhe suplico…
– Não o farei !
– E por quê ?
– Se fizesse tal folia,
minha mãe me mataria.
Eis o porquê !

English.png English translation

"Kiss me, my sweetheart,
as my true love, I beg you!"
"Indeed I will not, and why?
If I were foolish,
my mother might be hurt:
that's why."