Vindel Parchment

Cantiga 2


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Here I have a message
That my boyfriend is coming,
And I’ll go, mother, to Vigo.

I have a message here
That my darling is coming,
And I’ll go, mother, to Vigo.

That my boyfriend is coming,
and he’s safe and sound,
And I’ll go, mother, to Vigo.

That my darling is coming
and he’s sound and safe,
And I’ll go, mother, to Vigo.

’Cause he’s safe and sound
And a friend of the king,
And I’ll go, mother, to Vigo.

That he’s sound and safe
And favored by the king,
And I’ll go, mother, to Vigo.
 
Martin Codax, Latter half of the 13th century

 
Listen to the soprano Speranza Cerullo singing the Cantigas by Martin Codax, in Pieve di San Martino church, Sesto Fiorentino, Florence, just as they were composed.



Cantiga 2 of the Vindel Parchment by Martin Codax - The Morgan Library & Museum, New York

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Cantiga 2

Here I have a message
That my boyfriend is coming,
And I’ll go, mother, to Vigo.

I have a message here
That my darling is coming,
And I’ll go, mother, to Vigo.

That my boyfriend is coming,
and he’s safe and sound,
And I’ll go, mother, to Vigo.

That my darling is coming
and he’s sound and safe,
And I’ll go, mother, to Vigo.

’Cause he’s safe and sound
And a friend of the king,
And I’ll go, mother, to Vigo.

That he’s sound and safe
And favored by the king,
And I’ll go, mother, to Vigo.
 
Martin Codax, Latter half of the 13th century

 
Listen to the soprano Speranza Cerullo singing the Cantigas by Martin Codax, in Pieve di San Martino church, Sesto Fiorentino, Florence, just as they were composed.


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