La terre les eaux va buvant (Guillaume Costeley)

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  • (Posted 2017-03-11)   CPDL #43496:         
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General Information

Title: La terre les eaux va buvant
Composer: Guillaume Costeley
Lyricist: Pierre de Ronsard

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularChanson

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1570 in Musique de Guillaume Costeley


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Original text and translations

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La terre les eaux va buvant :
L’arbre la boit par sa racine,
La mer esparse boit le vent
Et le soleil boit la marine.

Le soleil est bu de la lune,
Tout boit, soit en haut ou en bas.
Suivant cette règle commune,
Pourquoi donc ne burons-nous pas ?