Orlande de Lassus
(?1532 - 1594)

Lassus : En un chasteau : illustration

En un chasteau
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From the Mellange d'Orlande de Lassus, 1570. This edition is offered at printed pitch for S.A.T.B. or transposed down a fourth for A.T.T.B.
Lyrics: Anon

En un château ma dame par grand cure
Vit Hercules en marbre erigé.
Beau le trouva & de belle stature.
N'y trouvant rien pour être corrigé,
Fors le petit membre quelle a jugé
Être imparfait auprès de son grand corps.
"Vous, vous trompez" dit le maçon agé,
"Car vos grands trous étaient petits alors".

So in this classy gaff her indoors, well nosey,
Has a butcher's at this Hercules carved from marble,
Well fit and a fine upstanding young man.
She rates him all O.K. 'cept for
His little hampton which she reckons
Well too small given his overall lardiness.
"You're wrong, mate", says the aged chiseller,
"'cause your ginormous orifices used to be minute".