Dame d'honneur (Jacotin)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-29)  CPDL #33964:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2014-12-29).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 72 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Dame d'honneur
Composer: Jacotin

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

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1559 in Il primo libro de madrigali a tre voci
Description: Possibly by Jacob Godebrye.

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

Old French
Dame d'honneur, princesse de beaulte,
celle ou iamais ne fu desloyaulte,
il vous plaira me secourir,
ou aultrement il me fauldra mourir.

Modern French
Dame d'honneur, princesse de beauté,
cell où ne fut jamais déloyauté,
plaise à vous de me secourir,
ou il me faudra mourir.

English.png English translation

Lady of virtue, princess of beauty,
who knows not what unfaithfulness may be,
please rescue me
or else I shall have to die.