Dized', ai trobadores By: Alfonso X el Sabio, King of Castile and León

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Singable Translation PDF By: Carol Anne Perry Lagemann (CC BY SA 4.0)

Info

Number of Voices: 1
Voicings: S , A , T , B
Date: 13th century
Language: Galician-Portuguese
Tags: cantiga Cantigas de Santa Maria religious Mary translation

Lyrics

Lyrics Direct Translation Poetic Translation
Esta é de loor de Santa María. This is in praise of Holy Mary.
Dized', ai trobadores, Tell me, oh troubadours, O, poets and musicians,
a Sennor das sennores, Why do you not praise To Her in pure submission
porquê a non loades? The Lady of Ladies? Why do you not give praises?
Se vós trobar sabedes, If you well know your art, If skilled at your vocation,
a por que Déus avedes, Why do you not praise Her To Her who brought salvation
porquê a non loades? Through whom you have God? Why do you not give praises?
A Sennor que dá vida Why do you not praise To Her who gives us glory,
e é de ben comprida, The Lady who gives life Whose grace is laudatory,
porquê a non loades? And is filled with grace? Why do you not give praises?
A que nunca nos mente Why do you not praise With truth in every notion,
e nóssa coita sente, Her who never deceives us She feels our deep emotion;
porquê a non loades? And feels our pain? Why do you not give praises?
A que é mais que bõa Why do you not praise To Her whose virtues hearten,
e por que Déus perdõa, Her who is more than good Through whom God grants us pardon,
porquê a non loades? And through whom God grants pardon? Why do you not give praises?
A que nos dá conórte Why do you not praise To Her who brings consolement
na vida e na mórte, Her who gives us solace In life and death’s condolement
porquê a non loades? In life and death? Why do you not give praises?
A que faz o que mórre Why do you not praise To Her who comes to aid us
viv', e que nos acórre, Her who causes the one who dies to live And from our death conveyed us
porquê a non loades? And comes to our aid? Why do you not give praises?
Alfonso X el Sabio, King of Castile and León Alfonso. Songs of Holy Mary of Alfonso X, the Wise: A Translation of the Cantigas de Santa Maria. Trans. Kathleen Kulp-Hill. Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2000. Print. Carol Anne Perry Lagemann