L'homme armé By: Anonymous


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


Number of Voices: 1
Voicings: S , A , T , B
Date: 15th century
Language: French
Tags: chanson translation social commentary war song political traditional English lyrics


LyricsPoetic Translation
L'homme, l'homme arméOh, the Man, the Man-at-arms
L'homme armé doibt on douterFills the folk with dread alarm.
On a fait partout crierEverywhere I hear 'em wail,
Que chascun se viegne armerFind a good strong coat of mail.
D'un haubregon de fer.Perhaps you'll then prevail.

Direct Translation

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