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Gardez le trait de la fenestre, Amans, qui par rues passez, Car plus tost en serez blessez Que de trait d'arc ou d'arbalestre. N'alez à destre ne à senestre, Regardant, mais les yeulx bessez ; Gardez le trait de la fenestre, Amans, qui par rues passez: Se n'avez medicin bon maistre, Si tost que vous serez navrez A Dieu soiez recommandez, Mort vous tiens, demandez le prestre ; Gardez le trait de la fenestre.
About the headline (FAQ)Confirmed with Poésies complètes de Charles D'Orléans : Revues sur les manuscrits avec préface, notes et glossaire par Charles d'Héricault, Tome II, Paris, Alphonse Lemerre, 1874, page 95.
- by Charles, Duc d'Orléans (1394 - 1465), title 1: "Rondel XXX", title 2: "Chanson LXXIV " [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Jean Berger, né Arthur Schloßberg (1909 - 2002), "Gardez le trait de la fenêtre", 1968, published 1968 [ medium voice (mezzo-soprano) and viola ], from Six Rondeaux, no. 2, Denver (Colorado), John Sheppard Music Press [sung text not yet checked]
- by Pierre (Onfroy) de Bréville (1861 - 1949), "Gardez le trait de la fenestre", 1928, published 1931 [ medium voice and piano ], from 12 Rondels, no. 11, Éd. Rouart, Lerolle & Cie [sung text not yet checked]
- by Reynaldo Hahn (1874 - 1947), "Gardez le trait de la fenêtre", published 1899 [ vocal quartet and piano ], from Douze rondels, no. 6, Paris, Éd. Heugel [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Raoul Laparra (1876 - 1943), "Gardez le trait de la fenestre", published 1924 [ high voice and piano ], from Le Missel Chantant, Suite de mélodies sur de vieilles poésies françaises - 1er volume , no. 7, Paris, Éd. 'Au Ménestrel' Heugel [sung text not yet checked]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Iain Sneddon) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Ted Perry
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 13
Word count: 74
Stay close to the line of the window, Lovers, who pass by in the street, For sooner you will be hurt Than by a shaft from a bow or crossbow. Do not go to right or left, Watching, but with downcast eyes; Stay close to the line of the window, Lovers, who pass by in the street. If you do not have a good doctor, As soon as you are sorry Be commended to God, Death holds you, call for the priest; Stay close to the line of the window.
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Translations of title(s):
"Gardez le trait de la fenestre" = "Stay close to the line of the window"
"Rondel XXX " = "Rondeau No. 30"
"Gardez le trait de la fenêtre" = "Stay close to the line of the window"
"Chanson LXXIV " = "Song No. 74"
- Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 2019 by Iain Sneddon, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
- a text in French (Français) by Charles, Duc d'Orléans (1394 - 1465), title 1: "Rondel XXX", title 2: "Chanson LXXIV "
This text was added to the website: 2019-09-02
Line count: 13
Word count: 90