CSM Cantiga 101 Lyrics: Ben pód' a Sennor sen par

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Ben pód' a Sennor sen par
Cantiga 101: Ben pód' a Sennor sen par
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Como Santa María guareceu o que éra sordo e mudo.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 Ben pód' a Sennor sen par 7  A
2 fazer oír e falar. 7  A
 
  Stanza I     
3 Com' ũa vegada fez 7  b
4 a un mud' a de bon prez 7  b
5 e sordo, que dũa vez 7  b
6 o foi de todo sãar. 7  A
  Ben pód' a Sennor sen par...    
 
  Stanza II     
7 Este fora a Seixôn 7  b
8 rogar Déus no coraçôn, 7  b
9 ca pela boca ja non 7  b
10 llo podía el mostrar, 7  A
  Ben pód' a Sennor sen par...    
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  Stanza III     
11 Senôn por sinas fazer 7  b
12 con sas mãos, e gemer 7  b
13 ant' a Virgen, que valer 7  b
14 lle quiséss' e ajudar 7  A
  Ben pód' a Sennor sen par...    
 
  Stanza IV     
15 Per que podésse oír 7  b
16 e falasse sen falir. 7  b
17 E por aquesto partir 7  b
18 non se quis d' ant' o altar, 7  A
  Ben pód' a Sennor sen par...    
 
  Stanza V     
19 Trões que a gran Sennor 7  b
20 que Madr' é do Salvador 7  b
21 lle mostrou tan grand' amor, 7  b
22 como vos quéro contar, 7  A
  Ben pód' a Sennor sen par...    
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  Stanza VI     
23 Que lógo ll' apareceu, 7  b
24 e con sas mãos tangeu 7  b
25 ll' o rostr' e o guareceu 7  b
26 e foi-ll' a lingua soltar. 7  A
  Ben pód' a Sennor sen par...    
 
  Stanza VII     
27 E as orellas ll' abriu, 7  b
28 assí que tan tóst' oiu, 7  b
29 e o sángui lle saiu 7  b
30 da lingu' e delas a par, 7  A
  Ben pód' a Sennor sen par...    
 
  Stanza VIII     
31 Assí que lógu' entôn déu 7  b
32 loores, com' aprix éu, 7  b
33 aa Virgen, e por séu 7  b
34 ficou en aquel logar. 7  A
  Ben pód' a Sennor sen par...    
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www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/101
 
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Footnotes

E1:

This .eyeyed ligature seems to correspond to the .eyeyewo shape elsewhere, but replaces the final punctum with a plica stem.

Manuscript references

External links marked are to facsimiles on Greg Lindahl's Cantigas de Santa Maria website.

[E]101viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/E/218small.htmlExternal link
[T]101 
[To]46view p1http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/To/bob045small.gifExternal link
view p2http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/To/bob046small.gifExternal link

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 101http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=101

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Metrical summary

Refrain

7  7

Stanzas

7  7  7  7

Rhyme

AA / bbbA
 RIIIIIIIVVVIVIIVIII
A
b eu̯iu̯ɛu̯

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow507:00
Slow1003:30
Medium1502:20
Fast2001:45
Very fast2501:23

These are very approximate total times for a full sung (or spoken) performance of all stanzas with all repeats of the refrain. Note that the speed is in average syllables per minute, and no particular mensural interpretation is assumed. More ornamented music will reduce the syllabic speed considerably. Remember also to add time for instrumental preludes, interludes and postludes.

Total syllables: 350