Je prens en grey (Anonymous)

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  • CPDL #28630:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2013-03-25).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 85 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Je prens en grey
Composer: Anonymous

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

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1543

Description: Pierre Phalèse published the same work and attributed it to Jean Crespel. One of Tielman Susato's publications.

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

Je prends en gré la dure mort,
pour vous madame par amours,
navré m'avez mais à grand tort
dont brief je finiray mes jours.

La chose me vient à rebours,
souffrir si tost la mort amère,
O dure mort, que faictes vous,
mourir me fault, c'est chose claire.