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Fili mi, Absalon

Language: Latin

Fili mi Absalom, fili mi Absalom,
Quis mihi tribuat ut ego moriar pro te 
Absalom, fili mi, fili mi.

Translation(s): FRE

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2 Samuel 19:1
Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]


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

Set in a modified version by Josquin des Prez.

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Mon fils, Absalom", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2014-06-23.
Last modified: 2018-02-10 03:57:06
Line count: 3
Word count: 19

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Mon fils, Absalom

Language: French (Français) after the Latin

Mon fils, Absalom, mon fils, Abasalom,
Qui m'accorderait que je sois mort à ta place toi.
Mon fils, Absalom, mon fils, Abasalom.

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Text added to the website: 2018-02-10.
Last modified: 2018-02-10 03:58:44
Line count: 3
Word count: 22