The sirvente was a song of war or politics, sometimes satirical, sometimes in praise of the exploits of a generous patron.
sirvente, sir-vont′, n. a satirical song of the 12th-13th century trouvres and troubadours.
It has even been doubted whether the serventois is not the forerunner of the sirvente instead of the reverse being the case.
A sirvente by an anonymous troubadour shows how anxiously he was expected in Languedoc.
He calls it the sirvente of Kings, and speaks much evil of your Order.'
The rhymes in the sirvente differed from what we consider correct by consisting always of a repetition of the same word.