by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by David Wyatt

J'ay bien cause de lamenter
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
J'ay bien cause de lamenter
Et de laisser solas et joye,
Puisque celuy que tant j'amoye,
M'a de tout point abandonnée.


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

  • ENG English (David Wyatt) , title 1: "I have good reason to lament", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2009-07-29
Line count: 4
Word count: 21

I have good reason to lament
Language: English  after the French (Français) 
I have good reason to lament
And to give up comfort and happiness,
Since he whom I love so much
Has utterly abandoned me.


  • Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 2012 by David Wyatt, (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.

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This text was added to the website: 2012-07-14
Line count: 4
Word count: 24