CSM Cantiga 130 Lyrics: Quen entender quisér, entendedor

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Quen entender quisér, entendedor
Cantiga 130: Quen entender quisér, entendedor
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Esta é de loor de Santa María.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 Quen entender quisér, entendedor 10  A
2 seja da Madre de Nóstro Sennor. 10  A
 
  Stanza I     
3 Ca ela faz todo ben entender, 10  b
4 e entendendo nos faz connocer 10  b
5 Nóstro Sennor e o séu ben aver 10  b
6 e que perçamos do démo pavor, 10  A
  Quen entender quisér, entendedor...    
 
  Stanza II     
7 En cujo poder outras donas van 10  b
8 metê-los séus, e coita e afán 10  b
9 lles fazen sofrer, atal costum' an; 10  b
10 porên non é leal o séu amor. 10  A
  Quen entender quisér, entendedor...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/130
 
  Stanza III     
11 As outras fazen óme seer fól 10  b
12 e preçan-s' ende, assí seer sól; 10  b
13 mais esta nos dá sis' e faz-nos pról 10  b
14 e guarda-nos de fazê-lo peior. 10  A
  Quen entender quisér, entendedor...    
 
  Stanza IV     
15 As outras dan séu ben fazendo mal, 10  b
16 e esta dando-o sempre mais val; 10  b
17 e queno gaannad' á, non lle fal, 10  b
18 senôn se é mui mao pecador. 10  A
  Quen entender quisér, entendedor...    
 
  Stanza V     
19 As outras muitas vezes van mentir, 10  b
20 mas aquesta nunca non quér falir; 10  b
21 e porende, quen se dela partir 10  b
22 Déu-lo cofonda, per u quér que for. 10  A
  Quen entender quisér, entendedor...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/130
 
  Stanza VI     
23 As outras nos fazen muit' esperar 10  b
24 polo séu ben e por el lazerar, 10  b
25 mas esta non quér con séu ben tardar 10  b
26 e dá-nos ben d' outros bẽes maior. 10  A
  Quen entender quisér, entendedor...    
 
  Stanza VII     
27 E porên séu entendedor serei 10  b
28 enquant' éu viva, e a loarei 10  b
29 e de muitos bẽes que faz direi 10  b
30 e miragres grandes, ond' ei sabor. 10  A
  Quen entender quisér, entendedor...    
 
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Footnotes

E1:

The score in [E] ends with a blank 5-line stave at the top of the second column, with text but no music.

Manuscript references

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

[E]130viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/E/262small.htmlExternal link
[T]130 

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 130http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=130

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Metrical summary

Refrain

10  10

Stanzas

10  10  10  10

Rhyme

AA / bbbA
 RIIIIIIIVVVIVII
A
b ɔlalei̯

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow508:48
Slow1004:24
Medium1502:55
Fast2002:12
Very fast2501:45

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: 440