CSM Cantiga 120 Lyrics: Quantos me crevéren loarán Cantiga 120This is another cantiga in rondeau form. Compare CSM 41, CSM 143, CSM 279 and CSM 308.

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Quantos me crevéren loarán
Cantiga 120: Quantos me crevéren loarán
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Epigraph  

Esta é de loor de Santa María.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 Quantos me crevéren loarán 9  A
2 a Virgen que nos mantên. 7  B
 
  Stanza I     
3 Ca sen ela Déus non averán 9  A
  Quantos me crevéren loarán    
4 nenas sas fazendas ben farán 9  A
  Quantos me crevéren loarán    
5 neno ben de Déus connocerán; 9  A
6 e tal consello lles dou porên. 9  B
  Quantos me crevéren loarán...    
 
  Stanza II     
7 E con tod' esto serví-la-an 9  A
  Quantos me crevéren loarán    
8 e de séu prazer non saïrán 9  A
  Quantos me crevéren loarán    
9 e mais d' outra ren a amarán, 9  A
10 e serán per i de mui bon sen; 9  B
  Quantos me crevéren loarán...    
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  Stanza III     
11 Ca en ela sempre acharán 9  A
  Quantos me crevéren loarán    
12 mercee mui grand' e bon talán, 9  A
  Quantos me crevéren loarán    
13 per que atán pagados serán 9  A
14 que nunca desejarán al ren. 9  B
  Quantos me crevéren loarán...    
 

Footnotes

This is another cantiga in rondeau form. Compare CSM 41, CSM 143, CSM 279 and CSM 308.

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Footnotes

E1:

In the manuscript, part of the refrain is written out again here, as usual. Unusually, the second stanza is then also written out, though omitting the two extra refrain lines required by the rondeau form. I have therefore supplied the missing bits here, for clarity, and to keep the lyric underlay straight.

Manuscript references

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

[E]120viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/E/246small.htmlExternal link
[T]120 

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 120http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=120

Links to the Oxford database are provided with the kind permission of the project team. When planning a concert or recording, I would recommend that you use (and credit) my more pragmatic texts and supporting materials in the preparation of your performance, but that you request permission from the Oxford database team to reproduce (and credit) their own critically edited texts in your programme or liner notes, as these adhere to stricter criteria that keep them closer to the original sources, and undoubtedly have the greater academic authority.

Metrical summary

Refrain

9  7

Stanzas

9  9  9  9

Rhyme

AB / AAAB
 RIIIIII
A
B

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow504:31
Slow1002:15
Medium1501:30
Fast2001:07
Very fast2500:54

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: 226