Frais et gaillard (Jacobus Clemens non Papa)

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  • (Posted 2018-11-24)  CPDL #52364:   
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2018-11-24).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 89 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
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  • (Posted 2013-05-06)  CPDL #29039:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2013-05-06).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 103 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Frais et gaillard
Composer: Jacobus Clemens non Papa

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

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1541 in Livre 10: 28 chansons a 4 (Pierre Attaingnant), no. 27
  2nd published: 1545 in Huitieme livre des chansons a quatre parties (Tielman Susato)

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

Frais et gaillard, un jour entre cent mille,
je m'entrepris de faire ample ouverture,
au cabinet d'une mignonne fille,
pour accomplir les œuvres de nature.

La fille m'y répond, tel est mon appétit,
mais, mon ami, je crains de l'avoir trop petit.
Quand elle me sentit, s'écria notre dame,
"et tôt, dépêchez-vous, car je me pâme".

English.png English translation

Feeling lusty and rash one marvelous day,
A bold proposition I extended
To a charming girl in her hideaway
That we two do as nature intended.

The girl said to me, “I’m intrigued by your request,
But, my friend, I fear being unimpressed.”
Then she cried aloud as things began to balloon,
“Oh quick, hurry up, I’m going to swoon!”

Translation by Thomas Daughton