CSM Cantiga 279 Lyrics: Santa María, valed', ai Sennor Cantiga 279This is another rondeau. Compare CSM 41, CSM 120, CSM 143 and CSM 308.

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Santa María, valed', ai Sennor
Cantiga 279: Santa María, valed', ai Sennor
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Como el rei pidiu mercee a Santa María que o guarecesse dũa grand' enfermidade que avía; e ela, como sennor poderosa, guarecê-o.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 Santa María, valed', ai Sennor, 10  A
2 e acorred' a vósso trobador, 10  A
3 que mal lle vai. CSM 279:3Mettmann's mal le matches malle, written that way without a space, in both [E] and [To]. As in CSM 65:32, this could be a Castilianism or a simple visual mistake; either way, mal lle is more correct. 4  B
 
  Stanza I     
4 A tan gran mal e a tan gran door, 10  A
  Santa María, valed', ai Sennor    
5 como sofr' este vósso loador; 10  A
  Santa María, valed', ai Sennor    
6 e sã' é ja, se vos ên prazer for, 10  A
7 do que diz “ai”. 4  B
  Santa María, valed', ai Sennor...    
 
  Stanza II     
8 Pois vos Déus fez d' outra cousa mellor 10  A
  Santa María, valed', ai Sennor    
9 e vos déu por nóssa rezõador, 10  A
  Santa María, valed', ai Sennor    
10 seede-mi óra bõ' ajudador CSM 279:10Although synaeresis in forms of the verb seer is quite common, and might be expected here, it is in fact trumped by the more-or-less obligatory synalepha after the unstressed personal pronoun mi. 10  A .on
11 en est' enssai 4  B
  Santa María, valed', ai Sennor...    
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  Stanza III     
12 Que me faz a mórt', ond' ei gran pavor, 10  A
  Santa María, valed', ai Sennor    
13 e o mal que me ten tod' en redor, 10  A
  Santa María, valed', ai Sennor    
14 que me fezo mais verde mia coor CSM 279:14Mettmann fez; [To] fezo; [E] fez. 10  A
15 que dun cambrai 4  B
  Santa María, valed', ai Sennor...    
 
  Stanza IV     
16 Que fez entôn a galardõador 10  A
  Santa María, valed', ai Sennor    
17 de todo ben e do mal sãador? 10  A
  Santa María, valed', ai Sennor    
18 Tolleu-ll' a féver e aquel umor 10  A
19 mao e lai. 4  B
  Santa María, valed', ai Sennor...    
 

Footnotes

This is another rondeau. Compare CSM 41, CSM 120, CSM 143 and CSM 308.

Line 3:

Mettmann's mal le matches malle, written that way without a space, in both [E] and [To]. As in CSM 65:32, this could be a Castilianism or a simple visual mistake; either way, mal lle is more correct.

Line 10:

Although synaeresis in forms of the verb seer is quite common, and might be expected here, it is in fact trumped by the more-or-less obligatory synalepha after the unstressed personal pronoun mi.

Line 14:

Mettmann fez; [To] fezo; [E] fez.

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Manuscript references

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

[E]279viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/E/499small.htmlExternal link
[To]Xviewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/To/bob104small.gifExternal link

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 279http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=279

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Metrical summary

Refrain

10  10  4

Stanzas

10  10  10  4

Rhyme

AAB / AAAB
 RIIIIIIIV
A
Bai̯

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow506:43
Slow1003:21
Medium1502:14
Fast2001:40
Very fast2501:20

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: 336