CSM Cantiga 191 Lyrics: O que de Santa María

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O que de Santa María
Cantiga 191: O que de Santa María
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Como a alcaidessa caeu de cima da pena de Róenas d' Alvarrazín, e chamou Santa María e non se feriu.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 O que de Santa María | sa mercee ben gaanna, 7' | 7' A
2 de tod' ocajôn o guarda, | ja non será tan estranna. CSM 191:2Elmes' "astranna" at the end of this line is a simple typographical error. 7' | 7' A
 
  Stanza I     
3 Dest' avẽo gran miragre, | per com' a mi foi mostrado, 7' | 7' b
4 a ũa mollér que éra | dun castélo que chamado 7' | 7' b
5 é Róenas, que en térmio | d' Alvarrazín é poblado, 7' | 7' b
6 en cima dũa gran pena, | ben en cabo da montanna. 7' | 7' A
  O que de Santa María | sa mercee ben gaanna...    
 
  Stanza II     
7 O alcaide do castélo | éra un póbr' escudeiro 7' | 7' b
8 que fora por sa soldada, | cuidand' end' algún dinneiro 7' | 7' b
9 aver; mais polo castélo | non ficar assí senlleiro, 7' | 7' b
10 ficou i a alcaidessa, | e que fillar foi per manna 7' | 7' A
  O que de Santa María | sa mercee ben gaanna...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/191
 
  Stanza III     
11 D' ir cada día por agua | mui longe a ũa fonte 7' | 7' b
12 que nacía en un vale | juso a pé desse monte, 7' | 7' b
13 indo per un semedeiro. | E mui ben que vos éu conte 7' | 7' b
14 como ll' avẽo u ía, | pera fillardes façanna 7' | 7' A
  O que de Santa María | sa mercee ben gaanna...    
 
  Stanza IV     
15 De servirdes ben a Virgen, | que esta muito servía. 7' | 7' b
16 E quand' en cima da pena | foi, de que decer quería 7' | 7' b
17 contra a fonte por agua, | un tal vento a fería 7' | 7' b
18 que a espennou de cima, | chamand' a Virgen sen sanna 7' | 7' A
  O que de Santa María | sa mercee ben gaanna...    
 
  Stanza V     
19 Que lle valvéss'. E tan tóste | foi sa oraçôn oída; 7' | 7' b
20 ca pero caeu mui d' alte, | non foi mórta nen ferida, 7' | 7' b
21 mas ergeu-s' e déu loores | aa Virgen mui comprida 7' | 7' b
22 de ben; e este miragre | soubéron per tod' Espanna. 7' | 7' A
  O que de Santa María | sa mercee ben gaanna...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/191
 

Footnotes

Line 2:

Elmes' "astranna" at the end of this line is a simple typographical error.

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Footnotes

E1:

This note is smudged in the manuscript, but a virga .on at this position matches the first refrain.

Manuscript references

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

[E]191viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/E/350small.htmlExternal link
[T]191 

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 191http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=191

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Metrical summary

Refrain

7' | 7'  7' | 7'

Stanzas

7' | 7'  7' | 7'  7' | 7'  7' | 7'

Rhyme

AA / bbbA
 RIIIIIIIVV
Aaɲa
b adoei̯ɾoontei.aida

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow5010:14
Slow1005:07
Medium1503:24
Fast2002:33
Very fast2502:02

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: 512