Exiit diluculo rustica puella By: Anonymous

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

Info

Number of Voices: 2
Voicings: SS , SA , TT , TB
Date: 11th - 13th century
Language: Latin
Tags: goliard song Carmina Burana love song pastoral translation

Lyrics

Lyrics Direct Translation Poetic Translation
Exiit diluculo She went out early, Morning dawns, and with a laugh
rustica puella a country girl, Comes a country maiden.
cum grege, cum baculo, with her flock, with her staff, With her sheep and with her staff,
cum lana novella. wearing new wool. New wool she's arrayed in.
Sunt in grege parvulo She has a small flock, She has in her little flock
ovis et asella, braying donkeys and sheep, Lambs and jennies braying.
vitula cum vitulo, heifers with calves, Calves and heifers are her stock,
caper et capella. she-goats and kids. Kids and she-goats playing.
Conspexit in cespite She saw on the grass There's a scholar, young and bored,
scolarem sedere: a scholar sitting: Sitting in the heather.
«quid tu facis, domine? “What are you doing, my lord? "How are you today, my lord?
veni mecum ludere!» Come play with me!” Let's go and play together!"
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