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Mon amy m'avoit promis

Language: French (Français)

Mon amy m'avoit promis
Une si belle chainture
Il ne me l'a poinct donnée
Il le m'a bien chier vendue.
Ay ay ay dist Marion
Vous mi deschirez mon plichon.

Translation(s): ENG

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Modernized spelling version:

Mon ami m’avait promis
Une si belle ceinture.
Il ne me l'a point donnée,
Il le m’a bien cher vendue.
Ay, ay, ay dit Marion,
Vous mi deschirez mon plichon.

Submitted by Ellis Hilton


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

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

  • ENG English (Lawrence Sisk) , "My friend promised me", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-01-17.
Last modified: 2018-02-12 12:21:16
Line count: 6
Word count: 30

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My friend promised me

Language: English after the French (Français)

My friend promised me
a very lovely belt.
He never gave it to me,
He sold it to me for a lot of money.
Ay, ay, ay, says Marion,
You have torn off my merkin.

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Text added to the website: 2018-02-12.
Last modified: 2018-02-12 12:22:12
Line count: 6
Word count: 35