Sans murmurer (Michel Lambert)

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  • (Posted 2019-05-03)   CPDL #54125:   
Editor: Oliver Doyle (submitted 2019-05-03).   Score information: A4, 3 pages   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: All figures and ornaments as per the first publication. 2nd verse typeset for ease of reading.

General Information

Title: Sans Murmurer
Composer: Michel Lambert
Lyricist:

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB
Genre: SecularChanson

Language: French
Instruments: Basso continuo

Published: 1689

Description: Can be sung a capella, and without the preceding ritornello.

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

Sans murmurer
Laissez-moi soupirer,
La faveur est légère;
Sans y penser
vos beaux yeux m’ont charmé,
Sans y penser j’aimai,
Amour fit cette affaire;
Sans murmurer Laissez-le faire.

Je suis secret
Amoureux et discret,
Sans espoir je soupire,
Et si jamais vous preniez de l’amour
Si vous vouliez un jour,
Partager mon martyre;
Je suis secret
Amoureux et discret.

English.png English translation

Without murmur
Let me sigh for you,
Favour is fast-won;
Without thought
Your eyes enchanted me,
Without thought, I loved,
Love disposed this liaison;
Without murmur, Let him succeed.

I am secretive,
Amorous and discreet,
Without hope, I pine for you,
And if ever you thought to partake of this love,
If you wished someday,
To share my torment;
I am secretive,
Amorous and discreet.