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Vous perdez temps de me dire mal d'elle

Language: French (Français)

Vous perdez temps de me dire mal d'elle,
Gens qui voulez divertir mon entente :
Plus la blasmez, plus je la trouve belle,
S'esbahit-on si tant je m’en contente ?
  La fleur de sa jeunesse,
  A vostre advis rien n'est ce ?
  N'est ce rien [que]1 ses graces ?
  Cessez vos grands audaces,
Car mon amour vaincra vostre mesdire :
Tel en mesdict qui pour soy la desire.

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Confirmed with Œvres complètes de Clément Marot, Nouvelle Édition, Tome II, Paris, 1824, p. 206.

1 Guyot: "de"

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Jean Binet (1893 - 1960), "Vous perdez temps de me dire mal d'elle", 1928 [medium voice and piano], from Six Mélodies, no. 5, Éd. Maurice Senart [
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  • by Jean Guyot (c1512 - 1588), "Vous perdez temps de me dire mal d'elle", published 1550 [vocal sextet a cappella], published by Tylman Susato of Anvers, in Le treziesme livre contenant vingt et deux chansons nouvelles [
     text verified 1 time

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