The original Provençal carol called La cambo me fai mau is by Micolau Sabòli (1614 - 1675).

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There are some slightly different versions, some have more verses.


You can hear a choir rendition of this version.



MP3: Monique

Sheet Music

Sheet Music - La jambe me fait mal

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Monique Palomares for contributing and translating this song, for the score and the midi. 2nd translator: Lisa Yannucci.

Image: The Adoration of the Magi (Detail), Gentile da Fabriano, Italy, 1423