Wer das elendt bawen wil (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2016-10-22)  CPDL #41535:        (Finale 2012)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2016-10-22).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 54 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Wer das elendt bawen wil
Composer: Anonymous

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

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1541 in Trium vocum cantiones, no. 50

Description: Pilgrims' song for the road to Compostella. Original contains over 20 verses.

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Wer das elendt bawen wil, der mach sich auff,
und zie dahin, wol auff sant Jacobs strassen,
zwey par schuh die musz er han,
ein schussel beyder flaschen.