Quant je suis (Cornelius Canis)

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  • (Posted 2013-05-13)  CPDL #29116:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2013-05-13).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 80 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Quant je suis
Composer: Cornelius Canis

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

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1545 in Huitieme livre des chansons a quatre parties (Tielman Susato), no. 7

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

Quant ie suis ou les aultres sont
et que chascung maine grant ioye
alors fault il que ie larmoye
pour les doleurs que me deffont.

Modern French
Quand je suis où les autres sont
et que chacun mène grande joie,
alors il faut que je larmoie
pour les douleurs que me détruisent.

English.png English translation

Whenever I am in company
with people living a great joy
I have no choice but to weep
over the pains that ruin me.