Allons, allons gay (Adrian Willaert)

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  • (Posted 2018-11-13)  CPDL #51866:     
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2018-11-13).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 73 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes: Parts available at
  • (Posted 2018-10-18)  CPDL #51515:       
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2018-10-18).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 66 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Allons, allons gay
Composer: Adrian Willaert

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: STT
Genre: SecularChanson

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1536 in La Couronne et fleur des chansons a troys (Antonio dell'Abbate), no. 1
    2nd published: 1538 in Le Parangon des chansons, livre 4 (Moderne, Lyon), no. 29
    3rd published: 1574 in La Fleur des chansons a 3 (Pierre Phalèse), no. 64

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

Allons, allons gay, gaiement,
ma mignonne, vous et moi.
Mon père a fait faire un château,
le roi n'en a point de si beau.
D'or et d'argent sont les créneaux,
il est petit, mais il est beau.