A Dieu celle (Pierre de Manchicourt)

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  • CPDL #28673:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2013-03-29).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 78 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: À Dieu celle
Composer: Pierre de Manchicourt

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATT
Genre: SecularChanson

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1544 in Second livre des chansons a quatre parties, no. 16.

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

A Dieu celle qui t'ay servi
à mon pouvoir tout mon vivant,
à qui je m'estois asservi
plus que nul autre par avant,

à vous comme humble servant,
du tout m'estoit abandonné,
si j'ay mal faict en vous servant,
pour Dieu, qu'il me soit pardonné.

English.png English translation

Farewell she whom I served
as best I could, all my life,
to whom I was devoted
more than to any other before,

to you, as your humble servant,
forgoing all else,
should I have done wrong by serving you,
by God, may I be excused.

Translation by Michael Nick