J'ay par trop longuement ayme By: Claudin de Sermisy

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

Info

Number of Voices: 3
Voicings: SST
Date: 16th century
Language: French
Tags: chanson no source specified love song translation

Lyrics

Lyrics Direct Translation Poetic Translation
Iai par trop longuement ayme,  Having loved too long, Too long this love has enflamed me;
Ie scay bien a quoi me tenir,  I know well what to stick to. By now what to expect I've learned.
Ie suis et veulx estre blasme, I am and I want to be blamed; I'm blamed; I want her to blame me.
Cest le gain qui me doit venir,  It is the gain that must come to me This torment is the prize I earn
Las, quant ce vient au souvenir  When the memory returns to me. Each time the memories return,
Rn pensant ou iay mis le temps, Thinking where I spent my time, And thinking where my time I spent,
Ie puis bien dire sans faillir:  I can say without deceiving myself, I cry sincerely while I burn:
Pardonnes moy, ie me repens. "Forgive me; I repent." "Forgive me, please! I do repent."
Claudin de Sermisy Carol Anne Perry Lagemann Carol Anne Perry Lagemann