Fraw Luddeley, fraw Luddeley (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2017-07-19)  CPDL #45511:       
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2017-07-19).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 162 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Semi diplomatoric edition, Modern clefs, ficta added.

General Information

Title: Fraw Luddeley, fraw Luddeley
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. 19
Description: A comic song of a man who buy a spinning wheel to his wife.
from: Der ander theil Kurtzweiliger… ausg. G. Forster, 1540

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

FRaw Luddeley, fraw Luddeley/
 und warumb spint jr nit/
So hab ich doch kein rocken nit/
 du loser bößwicht/
auß gieng der arm man/
 bracht der frawen ein rocken hin/
 dannoch span sie nit,
 dannoch span sie nit.

English.png English translation

Lady Luddeley, lady Luddeley
 Why are You not spinning?
I have no spinningwheel
 You fool.
 And the poor man
 went out and fethed his wife a spinningwheel
 but still she did not spinn.