by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Lawrence Sisk

Mon amy m'avoit promis
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
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.

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.


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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

Researcher for this text: Ellis Hilton

This text was added to the website: 2009-01-17
Line count: 6
Word count: 30

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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This text was added to the website: 2018-02-12
Line count: 6
Word count: 35