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Ô ma belle maistresse

Language: French (Français) after the French (Français)

Ô ma belle maistresse à tout le moins prenez
De moy vostre servant ce Rossignol en cage,
Il est mon prissonnier et je vis en servage
Sous vous qui sans mercy en prison me tenez.
Allez donc Rossignol en sa chambre sonnez
Mon dueil à son oreille avec vostre ramage,
Et s'il vous est possible esmouvez son couvie.
Seulement je me hays et me plains de ma vie
Qui languit en prison et si ne peut mourir.
Non ne venez point, que feriez vous chez moy,
Sans aucun confort vous languiriez d'esmoy,
Un prisonnier ne peut un autre secourir,
Je n'ay pas Rossignol sur vostre bien enrage
Et s'il vous est possible esmouvez son courage
A me faire merci puis vous en revenez.


Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by David Wyatt

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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)

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  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , "O my fair mistress", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2012-07-26 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:00

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Word count: 123

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