Quant la doulce jouvencelle

by Velodrome

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15th Century Medieval song (anon.). Lute and vocals by Katherine Christie Evans


Quant la doulce jouvencelle,
La tres gracieuse et belle,
Celle dont suy amoureux
Veult que me tiengne joyeux,
Ne doy je obeir a elle?

Certes ouy, car c’est celle,
Qui son doulx amy m’apelle;
Estre ne puis plus joyeux.

Plaisir en moy renouvelle,
N’autre amer je ne quier qu’elle,
Servir la vueil en tous lieux,
A mon pouvoir,
De bien en mieulx,
Ma volonte si est telle.

If the gentle maiden,
The most gracious and beautiful,
She, with whom I am in love,
Desires only to make me happy,
Should I not grant her wish?

Certainly yes – for she is the one
Who calls me her sweet love –
I could not be happier!

Pleasure renews itself in me.
I desire no other lover but her —
To serve her everywhere
Within my power,
For good or better,
That is my wish.


released November 25, 2016



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