CSM Cantiga 207 Lyrics: Se óme fezér de grado

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Se óme fezér de grado
Cantiga 207: Se óme fezér de grado
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Esta é como un cavaleiro poderoso levava a mal outro por un fillo que lle matara, e soltó-o en ũa eigreja de Santa María, e disse-lle a Magestade “gracías” porên.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 Se óme fezér de grado | pola Virgen algún ben, 7' | 7  A
2 demostrar-ll' averá ela | sinaes que lle praz ên. 7' | 7  A
  Stanza I     
3 Desto vos direi miragre, | ond' averedes sabor, 7' | 7  b
4 que mostrou Santa María | con merce' e con amor 7' | 7  b
5 a un mui bon cavaleiro | e séu quito servidor, 7' | 7  b
6 que ena servir metía | séu coraçôn e séu sen. 7' | 7  A
  Se óme fezér de grado | pola Virgen algún ben...    
  Stanza II     
7 El avía un séu fillo | que sabía mais amar 7' | 7  b
8 ca si, e un cavaleiro | matou-llo. E con pesar 7' | 7  b
9 do fillo foi el prendê-lo, | e quiséra-o matar 7' | 7  b
10 u el séu fillo matara, | que lle non valvésse ren. 7' | 7  A
  Se óme fezér de grado | pola Virgen algún ben...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
  Stanza III     
11 E el levando-o preso | en ũa eigreja 'ntrou, 7' | 7  b
12 e o pres' entrou pós ele, | e el del non se nembrou; 7' | 7  b
13 e pois que viu a omagen | da Virgen i, o soltou, 7' | 7  b
14 e omildou-s' a omagen | e disso “graças” porên. 7' | 7  A
  Se óme fezér de grado | pola Virgen algún ben...    
Standard spelling  

Manuscript references

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

[E]207viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/E/379small.htmlExternal link

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 207http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=207

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Metrical summary


7' | 7  7' | 7


7' | 7  7' | 7  7' | 7  7' | 7


AA / bbbA
b ou̯

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow506:00
Very fast2501:11

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: 300