La bonne chanson

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This article is about the poem collection by Paul Verlaine. For the Canadian publishing and record company, see La Bonne Chanson.

La bonne chanson is a collection of poems written by Paul Verlaine from the winter of 1869 to the spring of 1870. Twenty-one poems belong to this group, and are addressed to sixteen-year-old Mathilde Mauté de Fleurville, who he married in the same year (1870).

The poems are a proclamation of love, using very direct terms, and some references to nature.

Between 1892 and 1894, Gabriel Fauré arranged nine of these poems as a song cycle under the same name.

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