Schön bin ich nit (Ivo de Vento)

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  • (Posted 2018-06-25)  CPDL #50308:       
Editor: Andreas Stenberg (submitted 2018-06-25).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 251 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Semidiplomatoric edition

General Information

Title: Schön bin ich nit
Composer: Ivo de Vento

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SSA
Genre: SecularLied

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1572 in Neue teutsche Lieder, 3 vv, no. 4


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Original text and translations

German.png German text

 Schön bin ich nit mein höchster hort/
  laß mich das nit entgelten/
  lieb geht für schön an manchem ort/
  das thu ich jetz und melden/
  lieb uberwindt manch freunlichs kind/
  thut nach der schön nit fragen/
  lieb bringt groß frewd in kurtzer zeit,
  bringt auch offt grosses klagen.

English.png English translation

 I am not beautiful, my most beloved,
but do not count this against me.
Love counts as beauty in many places.
And I love an tell you this:
Love overcomes many faults
so do not ask for beauty.
Love brings great joy in a short time
and brings also often great complaint.