Corten espadas afiladas (Anonymous)

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Editor: Emilio Cano Molina (submitted 1999-09-09).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 60 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: MIDI and Finale 1998 files available upon request.

General Information

Title: Corten espadas afiladas
Composer: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularVillancico

Language: Spanish

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: post 1550 in Cancionero de Medinaceli

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Original text and translations

Spanish.png Spanish and Latin.png Latin text

Corten espadas afiladas lenguas malas

Mañana de San Francisco
levantado me an un dicho
que dormi con la niña virgo.

Libera me, Domine
a labiis iniquis et a lingua dolosa

Lenguas malas corten espadas afiladas.

Beatus vir qui timet Dominum:
in mandatis ejus volet nimis.
 

English.png English translation

May sharp swords cut out all evil tongues!

In the morning of St Francis Day
a slander was spread about me
that I had slept with the virgin lady.

O Lord, deliver my soul
from wicked lips, and a deceitful tongue.

May sharp swords cut out all evil tongues!

Blessed is the man who fears the Lord:
he shall delight exceedingly in his commandments.

Translation by Carlos Augusto Mourão