Robins m'aime By: Adam de la Halle

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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: French
Tags: rondeau Le Jeu de Robin et de Marion love song pastoral chanson translation

Lyrics

Lyrics Direct Translation Poetic Translation
Robins m'aime, Robins m'a, Robin loves me, Robin has me, Robin loves me; we're a pair.
Robins m'a demandée, Robin has asked me, Robin asked me so sweetly
Si m'ara. if he will have me. If I care.
Robins m'cata cotele Robin bought me a robe Robin gave me so discreetly
D'escarlate bone et bele, Of beautiful, superior quality cloth, Clothes made of fine cloth completely,
Souskanie et chainturele, A smooth and a narrow girtle. Smocks and belts that fasten neatly:
A leur I va. For them I consent. [lit., I go for that!] For that I'm there!
Robins m'aime, Robins m'a, Robin loves me, Robin has me, Robin loves me; we're a pair.
Robins m'a demandée, Robin has asked me, Robin asked me so sweetly
Si m'ara. if he will have me. If I care.
Adam de la Halle Stolba, K Marie, ed. The Development of Western Music: An Anthology. 3rd ed. Vol. I. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 1998. Print. Carol Anne Perry Lagemann