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Pourquoy tournez vous vos yeux

Language: French (Fran├žais)

Pourquoy tournez vous vos yeux
Gratieux
De moy quand voulez m'occire ?
Comme si n'aviez pouvoir
Par me voir
D'un seul regard me destruire ?

Las ! vous le faites afin
Que ma fin
Ne me semblast bienheureuse,
Si j'allois en périssant
Jouissant
De votre œillade amoureuse.

Mais quoi ? Vous abusez fort.
Ceste mort,
Qui vous semble tant cruelle,
Me semble un gaing de bonheur
Pour l'honneur
De vous qui estes si belle.


Translation(s): ENG

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J. Sweelinck sets stanza 1

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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)

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

  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "Why turn away your eyes", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2010-02-03.
Last modified: 2015-04-23 23:42:50
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