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Douce Dame Jolie (English translation)

  • Artist: Guillaume de Machaut
  • Also performed by: Schelmish, Owain Phyfe, G. Lomenech, Margaret Davis, Annwn, Menestrels à la cour de Bretagne
  • Song: Douce Dame Jolie 4 translations
  • Translations: Bulgarian, English #1, #2, French
  • Requests: French
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Sweet, Beautiful Lady

Versions: #1#2
Sweet, beautiful lady
For God's sake, do not think
That anyone rules over me
But you alone
 
For endlessly, and without falsehood
I have cherished you
And humbly
All the days of my life
I have served you
With no unworthy thought
 
Alas! and I beg
For hope and aid
For my joy is ended
If you do not take pity
 
But your sweet mastery
Masters
My heart so harshly
That it torments
And binds it
So much in love
 
That it desires nothing
But to be in your service
And yet your heart
Grants it no relief
 
And since my sickness
Will never be healed
Without you, sweet enemy
Who is glad
At my torment
 
I join my hands and pray
To your heart, since it forgets me
That it should kill me quickly
For I languish too long
 
Submitted by shiromorishiromori on Wed, 18/01/2012 - 05:16
Added in reply to request by JansayJansay
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