Myn herteken heeft altyts verlanghen (Benedictus Ducis)

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  • CPDL #15353:        (Finale 2002)
Editor: Benoît Huwart (submitted 2007-11-10).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 47 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Halved note values. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Myn herteken heeft altyts verlanghen
Composer: Benedictus Ducis, a.k.a. Benedictus Hertoghs

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

Language: Dutch
Instruments: A cappella

First published: before 1540

Description: From Ms. 124 (Bibliothèque municipale de Cambrai)

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Original text and translations

Dutch.png Dutch text

Mijn herteken heeft altijts verlanghen
naer u, die alderliefste mijn.
Ghij houdt mijn herteken bevanghen,
u vrij eigen willic sijn.
Voor al die wereldt ghemeene,
zo wie dat horet ofte siet,
heb dij mijn hertken alleene,
daeromme bidde ic u, vergheedt mij niet.

English.png English translation

My heart longs for you unceasingly,
my beloved;
you have my heart in thrall:
let me be your vassal.
It is common knowledge –
no one who hears or sees it can be in any doubt –
that my heart is yours alone:
therefore, I beg you, forget me not.

Translation by Mick Swithinbank