Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Erthe upon Erthe

HaHa 15 Aug 99 - 11:22 PM
Ana 16 Aug 99 - 06:06 AM
T in Oklahoma 16 Aug 99 - 10:56 AM
GeorgeH 16 Aug 99 - 12:00 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: Erthe upon Erthe
From: HaHa
Date: 15 Aug 99 - 11:22 PM

The lyric sheet to the Mediaeval Babes' "Worldes Blysse" (uh, that's folk music, ain't it?) has the refrain from this middle English poem as: "Memento, homo, quad cinis es, et in cenerem reverentis." Yet, when I listen to the song, it sounds to my ears that the final word might be "reve(r)teris", if that's a word. Anybody know Latin?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Erthe upon Erthe
From: Ana
Date: 16 Aug 99 - 06:06 AM

I wouldn't have a clue, but they're bloody great! Hope someone can help.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Erthe upon Erthe
From: T in Oklahoma
Date: 16 Aug 99 - 10:56 AM

That's "remember o man that dust thou art and to dust shalt thou return." So "reverteris" is probably right, "reverentis" probably a misprint.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Erthe upon Erthe
From: GeorgeH
Date: 16 Aug 99 - 12:00 PM

Ana . . I guess that's a view you're entitled to, but to my ears [#1] they're pretty damn ordinary. Our local village college (11-16 High School) sings that sort of stuff a darn sight better . .

#1] I find that, with some of the 'babes' get-ups, listening with eyes closed is less distracting; reminds me of a former bosses description of an outfit as a "gownless evening strap" . . .

Cheers!

George


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 27 January 9:02 PM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.