Quand le berger vit la bergère (Guillaume Costeley)

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General Information

Title: Quand le berger veid la bergère
Composer: Guillaume Costeley

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularChanson

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1569 in Vingtieme livre de chansons (Le Roy & Ballard), Edition 1, no. 6
    2nd published: 1570 in Musique de Guillaume Costeley, no. 47

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Original text and translations

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Quand le berger vit la bergère
Dessus la verdure à loisir,
Il vint d’une course légère
Et droit au col la va saisir.

O quel désir ! O quel plaisir
Il avait d’embrasser sa dame !
Ah je le vis si fort ravi
Que je pensoys qu’il rendit l’âme.