Fumeux fume par fumee (Solage)

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  • CPDL #04109:        (Finale 2002)
Editor: Daniel Buxeda Rodriguez (submitted 2002-10-18).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 108 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Fumeux fume par fumee
Composer: Solage

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: BBB
Genre: SecularRondeau

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

Published: Chantilly Codex, Bibliotheque du Musee Conde 564, fol. 59 (3/1)

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

Fumeux fume par fumée
Fumeuse spéculation.
Qu'entre fumet sa pensée
Fumeux fume par fumée.

Car fumer moult lui agrée
Tant qu'il ait son entention.
Fumeux fume par fumée
Fumeuse spéculation.

English.png English translation

A smoker smolders smokily
In smoky speculation.
Thus he steeps his thoughts in smoke.
A smoker smolders smokily.

For it suits him well to smoke
Until he gets his way.
A smoker smolders smokily
In smoky speculation.



Alternate translations, based on differing meanings of the word "Fumeux":

Grumpy grumbles grumpily
In grumpy speculation.
His thoughts are fogged by grumpiness.
Grumpy grumbles grumpily.

For it suits him well to gripe
Until he gets his way.
Grumpy grumbles grumpily
In grumpy speculation.



The grouch fumes wrathfully
In wrathful speculation.
His thoughts are fogged by wrath.
The grouch fumes wrathfully.

For its suits him well to fume
Until he gets his way.
The grouch fumes wrathfully
In wrathful speculation.