Ma fin est mon commencement By: Guillaume de Machaut

Editions

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

Info

Number of Voices: 3
Voicings: SSA , SST , TTT , TTB
Date: 14th century
Language: French
Tags: rondeau ars nova no source specified chanson translation

Lyrics

LyricsPoetic Translation
Ma fin est mon commencementMy end is my beginning part,
Et mon commencement ma finAnd my beginning is my end.
Est teneure vraiementAnd throughout it holds true at heart.
Ma fin est mon commencement.My end is my beginning part.
Mes tiers chans trois fois seulementMy third part three times has its start;
Se retrograde et einsi fin.It's retrograde until its end.
Ma fin est mon commencementMy end is my beginning part,
Et mon commencement ma fin.And my beginning is my end.
Guillaume de MachautCarol Anne Perry Lagemann

Direct Translation

See translation at Choral Public Domain Library.