Song of Crusade – Le Roi Louis (Song of St. Louis IX)


King Louis summoned All his barons and knights King Louis asked Who wants to follow me wherever I go The most ardent have stood Have sworn faith and fidelity The more cautious have guessed Where their king wanted to lead them So spoke the Duke of Baume I will fight for the Kingdom The king tells him “It is not enough: “We will defend Christendom” Thus spoke the Lord of Estienne “I will defend Christian land” But I don’t want to go away Sowing death over the sea “Ah, tell the King, Our Domain, Stretches to the shore of Africa, Until the Desert before, This is our stronghold, and Blood price” Then went King Louis The Most Faithful followed him Were gone far away To conquer the fief Divine!