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"Quant je voi yver retorner"

Colin Muset (c1200-1250)

"Quant je voi y - ver retorner - lors me - voudroi e - sejorner ,


se je pooie - oste trover - large qui ne - vousist contrer -
qu'e ust porc et - buef et - mouton ,
mas larz faisanz - et venoison,
grasses geli - nes et chapons - et bons fromages - en glaon."

"When I See Winter Return"

When I see winter return, I must find a place to stay. If only I could find a generous lord who
would charge me nothing and would feed me pork, beef, mutton, ducks, pheasants, venison, fat
hens, capons, and good cheeses in baskets.

"Quant je voi yver retorner, lors me voudroi e sejorner,


When I see winter return, I must find a place to stay.
se je pooie oste trover, large qui ne vousist contrer,
If only I could find a generous lord who would charge me nothing
qu'e ust porc et buef et mouton,
and would feed me pork, beef, mutton,
mas larz faisanz et venoison,
ducks, pheasants, venison,
grasses gelines et chapons, et bons fromages en glaon."
fat hens, capons, and good cheeses in baskets.

Colin Muset, Born: 1200, Died: 1226 - He was a poet and musician, who made spent his life wandering from castle to castle,
performing his own songs. Colin Muset was a French trouvère, a professional vielle player and jongleur, who performed in
châteaus of the Upper Marne Valley between Langres and Joinville. Colin was a native of Lorraine; his poetry, skillfully written,
praised the pleasures of wine and good living. He also wrote and sometimes parodied courtly poetry.