Vindel Parchment

Cantiga 4


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Oh God, if only my friend knew now
That I am all alone in Vigo!
And I’m in love.

Oh God, if my darling now knew
That I’m in Vigo all alone,
And I’m in love.

That I am all alone in Vigo,
And don’t have any guards with me,
And I’m in love.
 
How I’m staying in Vigo all alone
And haven’t brought any guards along,
And I’m in love.

And I don’t have any guards with me,
Except my eyes, which are crying,
And I’m in love.

And haven’t brought any guards along,
Except my eyes, which are both weeping,
And I’m in love.
                                                                                                   
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 4 of the Vindel Parchment by Martin Codax - The Morgan Library & Museum, New York

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Cantiga 4

Oh God, if only my friend knew now
That I am all alone in Vigo!
And I’m in love.

Oh God, if my darling now knew
That I’m in Vigo all alone,
And I’m in love.

That I am all alone in Vigo,
And don’t have any guards with me,
And I’m in love.
 
How I’m staying in Vigo all alone
And haven’t brought any guards along,
And I’m in love.

And I don’t have any guards with me,
Except my eyes, which are crying,
And I’m in love.

And haven’t brought any guards along,
Except my eyes, which are both weeping,
And I’m in love.
                                                                                                   
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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