Mariez moy mon pere (Cornelius Canis)

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  • CPDL #29112:        (Finale 2008)
Editor: André Vierendeels (submitted 2013-05-13).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 97 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Mariez moy mon pere
Composer: Cornelius Canis

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATT
Genre: SecularChanson

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1545 in Huitieme livre des chansons a quatre parties (Tielman Susato)

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

Mariez moy mon pere il est temps ou iamais.
Ou si vous ne le faictes
contrainct ie seray de vous dire' en deux motz.
Ma volonte feray
et fault que je le face
cela ie vous prometz.

Modern French
Mariez-moi, mon père, il est temps ou jamais.
Ou, si vous ne le faites,
je serai contrainte de vous dire en deux mots:
ma volonté je ferai
il faut que je le fasse,
cela je vous promets.

English.png English translation

Marry me, father, now or never.
And should you not wish to
I'll have to no choice but to be blunt:
I will do as I like,
I have no choice,
that is a solemn promise.