J'aime bien mon ami (François Dubois)

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  • (Posted 2015-02-16)  CPDL #34578:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2015-02-16).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 75 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2014-12-12)  CPDL #33668:        (Sibelius 5)
Editors: Jonathan Goodliffe and Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2014-11-21).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 30 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: J'aime bien mon ami
Composer: François Dubois

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicings: TTT, TTB or SSA
Genre: SecularChanson

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1542 in Il primo libro di madrigali a 3 voci (Jacques Arcadelt), Edition 1, no. 24
Description: a 3 part chanson included in Arcadelt's 1st book of 3 part madrigals. In the source all 3 parts use the tenor clef, but the work seems more suitable for women's voices.

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

J'aime bien mon ami
de bonne amour certaine.
Car je sais bien qu'il m'aime.
Et aussi fais je lui.

English.png English translation

I love my dear one
With devoted affection.
For well I know that he loves me.
So I love him too.