En m'oyant chanter By: Orlando di Lasso


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


Number of Voices: 4
Voicings: SATB
Date: 16th century
Language: French
Tags: chanson translation Clément Marot lyrics drinking song


LyricsPoetic Translation
En m'oyant chanter quelquefois,Frequently when you hear me sing,
Tu te plains qu'estre je ne daigneYou shake your head and start complaining,
Musicien, et que ma voix"Bad musician!" If anything,
Mérite bien que l'on m'enseigne:You say I might succeed with training
Voire, que la peine je preigneAnd that I'd find it worth the straining
D'apprendre ut, ré, mi, fa, sol, la.To learn my "Ut re mi fa sol la."
Que diable veux-tu que j'apreigne?But what the hell would singing gain me?
Je ne boy que trop sans cela.I already drink more than I ought.
Clément MarotCarol Anne Perry Lagemann

Direct Translation

See Mick Swinthinbank's work at Choral Public Domain Library.