Dame Margot (trouvère)

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Dame Margot (fl. 13th century) was a trouvère from Arras, in Picardy, France. One extant work of hers is jeu parti, a debate song, in which she debates Dame Maroie. This song, "Je vous pri, dame Maroie," survives in two manuscripts,[1] which each give separate and unrelated melodies.[2] In another jeu parti she is a judge, opposing Jehan le Cuvelier d'Arras and Jehan Bretel.[3] She is listed as a member of the Puy d'Arras.[4]


  1. ^ F-AS MS 657, f.141v and I-Rvat Reg. MS 1490, f.140r
  2. ^ Coldwell.
  3. ^ Doss-Quinby 27-28.
  4. ^ Berger 113.
  • Berger, Roger (1981). Litterature et societe arrageoises au XIIIe siecle: Les chansons et dits artesiens. Arras: Commission Départementale des Monuments Historiques du Pas-de-Calais. 
  • Maria V. Coldwell. "Margot, Dame, and Maroie, Dame", Grove Music Online, ed. L. Macy (accessed October 21, 2006), grovemusic.com (subscription access).
  • Doss-Quinby, Eglal; Joan Tasker Grimbert; Wendy Pfeffer; Elizabeth Aubrey (2001). Songs of the Women Trouvères. New Haven: Yale UP. ISBN 0-300-08413-7.