En amour y a du plaisir (Clément Janequin)

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  • CPDL #17347:       
Editor: Claude Tallet (submitted 2008-06-25).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 26 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: En amour y a du plaisir
Composer: Clément Janequin

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredChanson

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1550 in Livre 6: XXV chansons nouvelles (Nicolas Du Chemin), no. 20

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

En amour y a du plaisir
En amour, douleur se pourmène
Y cueille qui en peut choisir
La rose et l'espine n'y prenne

Mais si du bien tant est prochaine
que l'un sans l'aultre ne puisse estre
Quitter le plaisir pour la peine
C'est par Dieu faute de connaître.

English.png English translation

In love there is pleasure.
In love, pain can be found.
One can benefit from it by choosing
The rose, and avoid the thorn.

But it is so close to goodness,
That one without the other cannot exist.
Leave pleasure for pain,
It comes with God when you have no relations.