Songs of Old France

- Rondel I
- Ballade I
- Triolets I
- Triolets II
- Lay
- Lay/Rondel
- Rondel II
- Rondel III
- His Epitaph
- Rondel IV
- Ballade II
- Ballade III
- Song
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François Villon

Once, only once, say Yes,
On the faith of a noble dame,
And I swear, by the sacred flame,
Never soul was blest as you bless.

Oh deign then to speak; never wrong
Came from one so gentle and sweet;
Nor is the sweet word over-long
To harm the rose lips ere they meet.

And of this be sure; if you bless
This loyal and fearful soul,
He shall cherish holy and whole
Your honour. Speak, have you heard?
Once, only once, say Yes.

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By: Percy Allen
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