Tenez moy en vos bras (Josquin des Prez)

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  • (Posted 2013-12-31)  CPDL #30881:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2013-12-31).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 126 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Tenez moy en vos bras
Composer: Josquin des Prez

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: STTTBB
Genre: SecularChanson

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1545 in Septiesme livre contenant vingt-quatre chansons a cinq et six parties, no. 14

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

Original text
Tenez moy en vos bras mon amy
ie suis malade vostre'amour me guerira
cest a Paris or pardela
ou unge clere fontaine ya
tenez moy en vos bras…

Modern French
Tenez-moi en vos bras, mon ami,
je suis malade, votre amour me guérira.
C'est à Paris ou par delà
où il y a une claire fontaine.
Tenez-moi en vos bras…

English.png English translation

Hold me in your arms, my darling,
I am sick, and your love will cure me.
It is in Paris or thereabout
that we'll find a pure fountain.
Hold me in your arms…