CSM Cantiga 159 Lyrics: Non sofre Santa María

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Non sofre Santa María
Cantiga 159: Non sofre Santa María
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Como Santa María fez descubrir ũa pósta de carne que furtaran a ũus roméus na vila de Rocamador.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 Non sofre Santa María | de seeren perdidosos 7' | 7' A
2 os que as sas romarías | son de fazer desejosos. 7' | 7' A
 
  Stanza I     
3 E dest' oíd' un miragre | de que vos quéro falar, 7' | 7  b
4 que mostrou Santa María, | per com' éu oí contar, 7' | 7  b
5 a ũus roméus que foron | a Rocamador orar 7' | 7  b
6 como mui bõos crischãos, | simplement' e omildosos. 7' | 7' A
  Non sofre Santa María | de seeren perdidosos...    
 
  Stanza II     
7 E pois entraron no burgo, | foron pousada fillar 7' | 7  b
8 e mandaron comprar carne | e pan pera séu jantar 7' | 7  b
9 e vinno; e entre tanto | foron aa Virgen rogar CSM 159:9Synaeresis in aa is required to fit the metre here, and is quite common elsewhere. 7' | 7  b .on
10 que a séu Fillo rogasse | dos séus rógos pïadosos 7' | 7' A
  Non sofre Santa María | de seeren perdidosos...    
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  Stanza III     
11 Por eles e non catasse | de como foran errar, 7' | 7  b
12 mais que del perdôn ouvéssen | de quanto foran pecar. 7' | 7  b
13 E pois est' ouvéron feito, | tornaron non de vagar 7' | 7  b
14 u o séu jantar tiínnan, | ond' éran cobiiçosos. CSM 159:14Diaeresis in séu might in theory be used to resolve the missing metrical syllable here, but it is not found elsewhere in this word (nor in related words like méu and téu), and is musically a bit clunky here. Instead, I suggest the insertion of the definite article o which is optional before the possessive, and could quite plausibly have been left out accidentally by the scribe. 7' | 7' A
  Non sofre Santa María | de seeren perdidosos...    
 
  Stanza IV     
15 E mandaran nóve póstas | meter, asse Déus m' ampar, 7' | 7  b
16 na ola, ca tantos éran; | mais poi-las foron tirar, 7' | 7  b
17 acharon end' ũa menos, | que a serventa furtar 7' | 7  b
18 lles fora, e foron todos | porên ja quanto queixosos. 7' | 7' A
  Non sofre Santa María | de seeren perdidosos...    
 
  Stanza V     
19 E buscaron pela casa | pola poderen achar, 7' | 7  b
20 chamando Santa María | que lla quisésse mostrar; 7' | 7  b
21 e oíron en ũ' arca | a pósta feridas dar, 7' | 7  b
22 e d' ir alá mui correndo | non vos foron vagarosos. 7' | 7' A
  Non sofre Santa María | de seeren perdidosos...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
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  Stanza VI     
23 E fezéron lóg' a arca | abrir e dentro catar 7' | 7  b
24 foron, e viron sa pósta | dacá e dalá saltar; 7' | 7  b
25 e saíron aa rúa | muitas das gentes chamar, 7' | 7  b
26 que viron aquel miragre, | que foi dos maravillosos 7' | 7' A
  Non sofre Santa María | de seeren perdidosos...    
 
  Stanza VII     
27 Que a Virgen grorïosa | fezéss' en aquel logar. 7' | 7  b
28 Des i fillaron a pósta | e fôrona pendorar 7' | 7  b
29 per ũa córda de seda | ant' o séu santo altar, 7' | 7  b
30 loando Santa María, | que faz miragres fremosos. 7' | 7' A
  Non sofre Santa María | de seeren perdidosos...    
 

Footnotes

Line 9:

Synaeresis in aa is required to fit the metre here, and is quite common elsewhere.

Line 14:

Diaeresis in séu might in theory be used to resolve the missing metrical syllable here, but it is not found elsewhere in this word (nor in related words like méu and téu), and is musically a bit clunky here. Instead, I suggest the insertion of the definite article o which is optional before the possessive, and could quite plausibly have been left out accidentally by the scribe.

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Manuscript references

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

[E]159viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/E/304small.htmlExternal link
[T]159 

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 159http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=159

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Metrical summary

Refrain

7' | 7'  7' | 7'

Stanzas

7' | 7  7' | 7  7' | 7  7' | 7'

Rhyme

AA / bbbA
 RIIIIIIIVVVIVII
Aozos
b 

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow5013:39
Slow1006:49
Medium1504:33
Fast2003:24
Very fast2502:43

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: 683