L'autre jour, un gentil gallant (Josseline)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2024-06-07).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 66 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.

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Title: L'autre jour, un gentil gallant
Composer: Josseline
Lyricist:
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SATB or ATTB
Genre: SecularChanson

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1543 in Livre 13: 19 chansons a 4 (Pierre Attaingnant), no. 15
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Original text and translations

French.png French text


Laultre iour ung gentil galland
Racontoit a sa bellemere
Vostre fille sen va pleurant
Se complaingnant a sa commere
Que luy est chose trop amere
Dainsy le faire tous les iours
Fessez sa dict la mere
La peau du cul revient tousiours.
 

French.png French text

 modernized
L'autre jour, un gentil gallant
Racontait à sa bellemère:
"Votre fille s'en va pleurant,
Se complaignant à sa commère,
Que luy est chose trop amère
D'ainsi le faire tous les jours".
"Fessez", ça dit la mère,
"La peau du cul revient toujours".

English.png English translation


So the other day this young gent
reports to his mother-in-law:
"Your daughter went crying,
And whined to her gossip
That she found it distasteful
To do it each and every day".
"Give her a whipping", says the mother,
"the skin on the bum always grows back".

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