I Sing of a Maiden By: Anonymous

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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: 15th century
Language: English
Tags: holiday English carol religious Mary translation

Lyrics

LyricsPoetic Translation
I syng of a mayden şat is makeles,I sing of a maiden who mateless goes;
Kyng of alle kynges to here sone che ches.The King of all Kings for his mother her chose.
He came also stylle şer his moder wasHe came all so still where his mother passed,
As dew in aprylle, şat fallyt on şe gras.As dew that in April falls down on the grass.
He cam also stylle to his moderes bowrHe came all so still to his mother's bower,
As dew in aprille, şat fallyt on şe flour.As dew that in April falls down on the flower.
He cam also stylle şer his moder layHe came all so still where his mother lay,
As dew in Aprille, şat fallyt on şe spray.As dew that in April falls down on the spray.
Moder & mayden was neuer non but che --For mother and maiden was none but she;
Wel may swych a lady Godes moder be.Well may such a lady our God's mother be.
AnonymousCarol Anne Perry Lagemann

Direct Translation

See Mike Pearson's work at LiederNet Archive.