Wir zogen in das feld (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2017-07-19)  CPDL #45510:       
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2017-07-19).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 185 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: a somewhat diplomatoric edition, Modern clefs.

General Information

Title: Wir zogen in das feld
Composer: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB

Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1540 in Teutsche Liedlein (Georg Forster), Volume 2, no. 20
Description: A comic song of Landsknechten without money with a Maccharonic refrain.

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Wir zogen in das feld
do het wir weder seckt noch geld
 Strompede mi
 A la mi presente
 al vostra signori.
 A la mi presente
 al vostra signori.

Wir kam für siben dod
do het wir weder wein noch brot.
 Strompede mi…

Wir kamen in friaul
do het wir alle sambt vol maul,
 Strompede mi…

English.png English translation

As we went to war
We were whithout wine or money.
 Blow the trumpet
 to present me
 to your Lordships.

As we came to sewen dead
we wer whithout both wine and bread
 blow …

But as we came to Friaul
we had al that more than the mouthful.
 Blow …