Doulz amis (Guillaume de Machaut)

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  • (Posted 2017-03-01)  CPDL #43333:         
Editor: Reinier Post (submitted 2017-03-01).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 19 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Performances vary, so this score is a compromise. Lyrics: only 1 couplet is present.

General Information

Title: Doulz amis
Composer: Guillaume de Machaut
Lyricist: Guillaume de Machaut

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: ST
Genre: SecularBallade

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: c. 1340-1360

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

Doulz amis, oy mon compleint:
a toy se pleint et compleint,
par deffaut de tes secours
en mes langours car d'aillours
n'est riens qui confort m'amaint

mes cuers q'a mours si contreint
que tiens remeint dont mal meint,
ay, quant tu ne me secours,
S'en croist me plours tous les jours
quant tes cuers en moy ne maint