This is a song by the Trouvere (Northern singer song writers of the 13th Century), Adam the Hunchback or Adam de la Halle (Wikepedia link). This is a courtly love song part of the cult of chivalry.  It is a ballad with a beautiful tune, and I felt that the tune would stand on its own.  For the music and words click link below. Helas il n’est mais
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