Si mon malheur (Le Peletier)

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  • (Posted 2017-12-23)  CPDL #48158:       
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2017-12-23).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Si mon malheur
Composer: Le Peletier
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1535 in Second livre contenant XXXI chansons musicales (Pierre Attaingnant), no. 23
  2nd published: 1545 in Bicinia gallica, latina et germanica 1 (Georg Rhau), no. 9
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Original text and translations

French.png French text

Modern French
Si mon malheur continue,
je ne sais et ne dis pas ce que je ferai.
Au moins je changerai,
si le courage n'y diminue.

English.png English translation


If misfortune o’er me prevails,
I do not know, I will not say what I intend.
At the least my ways I shall mend,
Save if my courage to do so fails.

Translation by Thomas Daughton