Adrian Willaert
(c.1490 - 1562)

Au joli bois (plus instrumental version)
(T.T.T.)
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Three part arrangement of a popular chanson, the original by Clemens non Papa, to which is appended one keyboard and two consort versions from contemporary dancebooks. Willaert's two versions (a five part setting survives in incomplete form) were originally published under the title "Baisez moy tant".
Lyrics: Anon

Au joli bois, au beau vert bois, je rencontrai m'amie.
Elle me dit tout bas en souriant,
"Baisez moi tant tant, fringuez moi tant tant,
mon amie je vous prie;
Baisez moi tant tant, fringuez moi tant tant,
si serai vôtre amie."

In the delightful wood, the pleasant greenwood,
I meet my lover. She says to me smiling
"Kiss me lots, frisk me lots,
I beg you, love;
Kiss me lots, frisk me lots
If I am to be your g.f".