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Helas pour quoy m'est bonne Amour si dure
Text: ballade

aka: Ref: , No.91

aka: Machaut Loange, No.146

Guillaume de Machaut

Witnesses:

MaC f. 141r
MaB f. 37v, 38r
MaVg f. 20v, 21r  
MaA f. 197v  
MaG f. 59r  
MaE f. 9v  
MaM f. 187v, 188r  
MaD f. 25v, 26r  


Remarks:

None available.

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<body>
   <head>
      <app>
         <lem />
         <rdg wit="#MSMaB">Balade</rdg>
      </app>
   </head>
   <lg type="stanza">
      <l n="1" met="10'">Helas pour quoy m
         <reg>'</reg>est bo
         <expan>n</expan>ne 
         <name>Amo
            <expan>ur</expan>
         </name> si d
         <rhyme label="a">ure</rhyme>
      </l>
      <l n="2" met="10'">quant elle scet que 
         <app>
            <lem>j
               <reg>'</reg>ai
            </lem>
            <rdg wit="#MSMaB">jay</rdg>
         </app> toute ma v
         <rhyme label="b">ie</rhyme>
      </l>
      <l n="3" met="10'">mis mon desir et mon cuer et ma c
         <rhyme label="a">ure</rhyme>
      </l>
      <l n="4" met="10'">En 
         <app>
            <lem>li</lem>
            <rdg wit="#MSMaB">luj</rdg>
         </app> servir loyaument sans 
         <app>
            <lem>faintis
               <rhyme label="b">e</rhyme>
            </lem>
            <rdg wit="#MSMaB">folie</rdg>
         </app>
      </l>
      <l n="5" met="10'">Or me 
         <app>
            <lem>tieng</lem>
            <rdg wit="#MSMaB">tient</rdg>
         </app> loing de ma dame jol
         <rhyme label="b">ie</rhyme>
      </l>
      <l n="6" met="10">Si longuement et en si dur esp
         <rhyme label="c">oir</rhyme>
      </l>
      <lg type="refrain">
         <l n="7" met="10">Qu
            <reg>'</reg>il me convient morir ou li ve
            <rhyme label="c">oir</rhyme>
         </l>
      </lg>
   </lg>
   <lg type="stanza">
      <l n="8" met="10'">Car mes desirs est 
         <app>
            <lem>pleins</lem>
            <rdg wit="#MSMaB">plain</rdg>
         </app> de 
         <app>
            <lem>telle</lem>
            <rdg wit="#MSMaB">tel</rdg>
         </app> ard
         <rhyme label="a">ure</rhyme>
      </l>
      <l n="9" met="10'">qu
         <reg>'</reg>il art mon 
         <app>
            <lem>cuer</lem>
            <rdg wit="#MSMaB">corps</rdg>
         </app> p
         <expan>ar</expan> si noble 
         <app>
            <lem>mestris
               <rhyme label="b">e</rhyme>
            </lem>
            <rdg wit="#MSMaB">maistrie</rdg>
         </app>
      </l>
      <l n="10" met="10'">Que 
         <app>
            <lem>nuls</lem>
            <rdg wit="#MSMaB">nul</rdg>
         </app>
         <app>
            <lem>n
               <reg>'</reg>i
            </lem>
            <rdg wit="#MSMaBny" />
         </app> voit plaie ne 
         <app>
            <lem>blece
               <rhyme label="a">ure</rhyme>
            </lem>
            <rdg wit="#MSMaB">blesseure</rdg>
         </app>
      </l>
      <l n="11" met="10'">Mais il pert bien 
         <app>
            <lem>a</lem>
            <rdg wit="#MSMaB">en</rdg>
         </app> moy que je mend
         <rhyme label="b">ie</rhyme>
      </l>
      <l n="12" met="10'">De toute joie et que sante n
         <reg>'</reg>ay m
         <rhyme label="b">ie</rhyme>
      </l>
      <l n="13" met="10">
         <app>
            <lem>Ains</lem>
            <rdg wit="#MSMaB">Eins</rdg>
         </app> ay doulour qui tant me fait dol
         <rhyme label="c">oir</rhyme>
      </l>
      <lg type="refrain-repeated">
         <l n="14" met="10">Qu
            <reg>'</reg>il me convie
            <expan>n</expan>t morir ou li ve
            <rhyme label="c">oir</rhyme>
         </l>
      </lg>
   </lg>
   <lg type="stanza">
      <l n="15" met="10'">Et si say bien que sa gente fig
         <rhyme label="a">ure</rhyme>
      </l>
      <l n="16" met="10'">
         <app>
            <lem>et</lem>
            <rdg wit="#MSMaB">Ne</rdg>
         </app> sa 
         <app>
            <lem>doucour</lem>
            <rdg wit="#MSMaB">doulcour</rdg>
         </app> qui m
         <reg>'</reg>esprent et 
         <app>
            <lem>mestr
               <rhyme label="b">ie</rhyme>
            </lem>
            <rdg wit="#MSMaB">maistrie</rdg>
         </app>
      </l>
      <l n="17" met="10'">Jusqu
         <reg>'</reg>
         <app>
            <lem>lonctemps</lem>
            <rdg wit="#MSMaB">longtemps</rdg>
         </app> ne verray dont j
         <reg>'</reg>end
         <rhyme label="a">ure</rhyme>
      </l>
      <l n="18" met="10'">En desconfort si dure malad
         <rhyme label="b">ie</rhyme>
      </l>
      <l n="19" met="10'">Que je n
         <reg>'</reg>ay mais esperence d
         <reg>'</reg>a
         <rhyme label="b">ie</rhyme>
      </l>
      <l n="20" met="10">Ne de confort de 
         <app>
            <lem>nelui</lem>
            <rdg wit="#MSMaB">nulli</rdg>
         </app>
         <app>
            <lem>ains</lem>
            <rdg wit="#MSMaB">eins</rdg>
         </app> esp
         <rhyme label="c">oir</rhyme>
      </l>
      <lg type="refrain-repeated">
         <l n="21" met="10">Qu
            <reg>'</reg>il me convient morir ou li ve
            <rhyme label="c">oir</rhyme>
         </l>
      </lg>
   </lg>
</body>

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