Es sout ein meiskin (Sampson I)

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  • (Posted 2017-07-19)   CPDL #45518:       
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General Information

Title: Es sout ein meiskin
Composer: Sampson I

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

Language: Dutch
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1540

Description: A song about a werry lightly cladd girl going after wine. From Der ander theil Kurtzweiliger… Ausg. G. Forster 1540. High cleffing might ask for a downward transposition.

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Original text and translations

Dutch.png Dutch text

Es sout ein meiskin halen wyn,
'snavens al so spade,
sy hat ein so wit hembdekin aen,
daerduer sach ick die lustelyke maene,
sy sach alhier, sy meint, sie war alleine,
sy hat ein so schoen zwart plaetskin staen
altuissen huer sneewitte beinen.

English.png English translation

A maiden went to bring wine.
  Late at night.
  She had only a werry white smallshirt on.
  And through it You could see her lusty behind,
  She looked here,
  she looked there
  and she thought she was all alone.
  She had a werry black place
  between her snow white legs.