Si vous l'avez, rendez-le moi (Josseline)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2024-06-07).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 75 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. This edition is offered at original pitch for SAAT or transposed down a fourth for ATTB. Modernized French text.

General Information

Title: Si vous l'avez, rendez-le moi
Composer: Josseline
Lyricist:
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SAAT or ATTB
Genre: SecularChanson

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1549 in Livre 30: 28 chansons a 4 (Pierre Attaingnant), no. 3
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Original text and translations

French.png French text


Si vous l'avez, rendez le moy,
Gentils garsons, mon pucellaige.
Ne faictes plus vivre en esmoy
Mon petit cueur de franc couraige:
Les femmes de nostre villaige
Disent partout ie lay vendu;
Ellez ont menti par leur visaige,
En bonne foy ie lay perdu.

French.png French text

 modernized
Si vous l'avez rendez-le moi,
Gentils garçons, mon pucelage.
Ne faites plus vivre en émoi,
Mon petit cœur de franc courage:
Les femmes de notre village
Disent partout je l'ai vendu;
Elles ont menti par leur visage,
En bonne foi, je l'ai perdu.

English.png English translation


Compassionate boys, if you have it,
Please return my virginity.
Don't carry on living in sorrow anymore,
My little heart of independent spirit.:
The women in our village
Whisper it everywhere that I sold it;
They told a bare-faced lie;
Honestly, I've mislaid it.

(trans.: Timmi O'Danaos & Donna Ferrentes)