Damme Belle - Fi Maris - Nus N'iert By: Adam de la Halle

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Number of Voices: 3
Voicings: SST , SAT , AAT
Date: 13th century
Language: French
Tags: motet original language translation love song 13th-century motet

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Montpellier Codex
Archive: Faculté de Médecine [F-MO] Shelfmark: H 196 Position in Manuscript: No. 254, fol(s)/pages 300v-301 DIAMM
Manuscript Facsimiles: Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire Médecine de Montpellier

Lyrics

Lyrics Direct Translation Poetic Translation
Dame bele et avenant et de biau port, Beloved lady, beautiful and of noble demeanor, Lady, you of noble mien and lovely face
Arrivé sui a mal port: You have come to behave badly: Wounded me; the deed was base:
Je muir a grant tort. I am dying of a great wrong. Death will soon take place.
Se je n'ai de vous confort, If I do not have your comfort, If I’m far from your embrace,
Sans nul resort Without any remedy Without your grace,
Sui mis a la mort! I will die! I’m a hopeless case!
Fi, mari, devostre amour! Fie, husband, on your love! Husband, fie on your desires!
Quar j'ai ami Because I have a boyfriend I have a friend
Tel com il afiert a mi, Who is faithful to me, Who is faithful to the end,
Qui me sert et nuit et jour Who serves me both night and day Serves me as my heart requires,
Sanz sejour, Without rest, Never tires,
De cuer mignot et joli. With a sweet and joyful heart. Happy at my will to bend.
Vilains, vous demorrés Vile ones, stay away, Stay away, you coarse ones;
Et je m'en vois o li! And I will take care of my own pleasure! To my own joy I’ll tend.
Nus n'iert ja jolis We will never have joy Joy forever ends
S'il n'aime  If she does not love us. Without her.
Dame de haut pris Lady of high esteem, She whom fame attends,
Nus n'iert ja jolis. We will never have joy. Joy forever ends,
Li vostres amis Your friends Calls us just the friends
Vous claime. You call us. About her.
Nus n'iert ja jolis We will never have joy Joy forever ends
S'il n'aime! If she does not love us! Without her.
Adam de la Halle Carol Anne Perry Lagemann Carol Anne Perry Lagemann