Tant qu'en amours (Thomas Crecquillon)

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  • CPDL #28787:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2013-04-15).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 76 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Tant quen amours
Composer: Thomas Crecquillon

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

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1544 in Tiers livre de chansons a quatre parties, no. 37

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

Tant qu'en amours tu sera ma maistresse
et que mon cueur soubz ton povoir sera,
il languira et pour devis aura,
jamais joyeulx mais tousjours en tristesse.
 
Modern French
Tant qu’en amour tu seras ma maîtresse
et que mon coeur sera sous ton pouvoir,
il languira et jamais n’aura de souhait joyeux,
mais sera tousjours en tristesse.

English.png English translation

As long as you will be my mistress in love
and my heart is under your command
it will suffer and never know joy
but it will always be sorrowful.