To complayne me (Robert Fayrfax)
- Editor: Humphrey Thompson (submitted 2021-01-10). Score information: A3, 4 pages, 66 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Edition prepared for the Fayrfax 2021 Quincentenary, generously supported by the Mercers' Company. Recorded by Ensemble Pro Victoria in March 2021 on the Delphian Label.
Title: To complayne me, alas
Composer: Robert Fayrfax
Original text and translations
Middle English text
To complayne me, alas, why shulde I so?
For my complaynts it did me nevir good;
But be constraynt, now must I shew my woo
To her only which is myn yës fode,
Trustyng sum thyme that she will chaunge her mode
And lett me not allway be guerdonless,
Suth for my trouth she needith no wittness.
[Mine eyes' food]