The Italian villanelles and madrigals were famous in England by the end of the 16th century. It inspired the composers who composed songs with a particular energy. This genre was named “Elizabethan music.” They were often based on a short text with rural connotations. “Dansons le mai” (ref. ACJ 604) is the French arrangement by César Geoffray composed of three French stanzas and one English stanza.