by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by David Wyatt

S'il est plaisir que je vous puisse...
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
S'il est plaisir que je vous puisse faire,
Belle plaisant, courtoise et debonnaire,
Commandez le, et je l'acompliray
De cueur entier, ferme, certain et vray,
A qui que soit qu'il en doie desplaire.

N'espargniez pas mon labeur ne ma paine,
Employez moy: car de voulenté plaine
Vo gent corps vueil honnorer et servir,
Comme en amours ma dame souveraine,
La plus belle, la plus vraye et certaine
Que je scauroye en ce monde choisir.

Pourtant celer je ne vueil ne taire,
Ne je vueil point aler au contraire.
Ce que j'ay dit, je le dis et diray.
En ce ferme suis et tous temps seray,
Certainement, pour vostre amour attraire.

S'il est plaisir [que je vous puisse faire,
Belle plaisant, courtoise et debonnaire,
Commandez le, et je l'acompliray
De cueur entier, ferme, certain et vray,
A qui que soit qu'il en doie desplaire.]

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  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "If there is any pleasure I could do you", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 21
Word count: 143

If there is any pleasure I could do you
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
If there is any pleasure I could do you, 
Charming lady both courteous and noble,
Command it and I shall do it
With my whole, loyal, sure and true heart
Let it displease anyone whatsoever.

Do not spare my labour nor my effort,
Use me, for with my full willingness
I wish to honour and serve your lovely body
As in love you are my sovereign lady,
The most beautiful, truest and most certain
That I could choose in this world.

Therefore I do not wish to hide nor to be silent
Nor do I wish to go another way.
What I have said, I say it now and will say it in future.
In this I am firm and always will be
Certainly, to attract your love.

If there is any pleasure I could do you, 
Charming lady both courteous and noble,
Command it and I shall do it
With my whole, loyal, sure and true heart
Let it displease anyone whatsoever.

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This text was added to the website: 2012-05-22
Line count: 21
Word count: 163