Carlo Martello ritorna dalla battaglia di Poitiers (English translation)

Carlo Martello returns from the battle of Poitiers

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King Charles returned from the war
his land welcomes him surrounding him with laurel.
In the warm spring sun
flashes on the armor of the victorious Lord.
 
The blood of the Prince and the Moro
redden the crest of the same color
but more than the wounds of the body
by Charles are feeled the desires of love.
 
"If anxiety of glory, thirst for honor
the war goes to the winner
it does not grant you a moment to make love.
 
Who then requires the sweet bride
to wear a chastity belt alas is serious
in battle can run the risk of losing the key. "
 
So complains the Christian king
the grain bows around , the crown are the flowers.
The mirror of clear water fountain
reflects pride in the saddle the winner of the Moors.
 
Suddenly in the water is made
a wonderful view of the symbol of love
in the thick of long blond braids
Breast merges naked in full sun.
 
"Never was seen most beautiful thing
I never did catch such a girl "
Charles said quickly getting down from the saddle.
 
"Ah, no knight don't come near me
others already have joy of what you seek
to another easier source have your thirst subsided. "
 
Surprised by such a decision way of doing
feeling mocked Charles stopped
but more thn the honor the fasting could do
the trembling sire arose the brown helmet.
 
Thist was his secret weapon
by Charles often used in great difficulty
to the woman appeared a big nose
a face like a goat, but it was Her Majesty.
 
"If you were not my king"
Carlo takes off the heavy broadsword
"I would not hide the desire to flee far away.
 
But since you are my lord "
Charles takes off the entire cage
"I have to give myself clear to all sense of shame."
 
He was very valiant knight
and even in that moment of honor was covered
and come to the end of the duel
uncertain on the saddle he tried to go back.
 
Quick the maiden harpoons him
suddenly presents a bill to her Lord
"Ah, just because you are the lord
it's five thousand pounds, is a special price. "
 
"It 's really possible, pig of a dog,
that the adventures in this realm
must end up all with big whores.
 
Even on the price is then to say
I well remember that before we had to leave
rates of less than three thousand were there. "
 
That said, acted as a great scoundrel
jump in the saddle with a lion rush
whipping the horse like a donkey
among the wisteria and the elder the King disappeared.
 
King Charles returned from the war
his land welcomes him surrounding him with laurel.
In the warm spring sun
flashes on the armor of the victorious Lord.
 
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Carlo Martello ritorna dalla battaglia di Poitiers

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