CSM Cantiga 32 Lyrics: Quen loar podía

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Quen loar podía
Cantiga 32: Quen loar podía
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Esta é como Santa María amẽaçou o bispo que descomungou o crérigo que non sabía dizer outra missa senôn a súa.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 Quen loar podía, 5' A
2 com' ela querría, 5' A
3 a Madre de quen 5  B
4 o mundo fez, 4  C
5 sería de bon sen. 6  B
 
  Stanza I     
6 Dest' un gran miragre | vos contarei óra, 5' | 5' d
7 que santa María | fez, que por nós óra, 5' | 5' d
8 dũu que al, fóra CSM 32:8Elmes has "du-un" at the start of this line, which is his own solution to the missing syllable in dun in [E]. Mettmann's more standard form dũu is found in [T] and [To]. 5' d
9 a sa missa, óra- 5' d
10 çon nunca per ren 5  B
11 outra sabía 4' A
12 dizer mal nen ben. 5  B
  Quen loar podía...    
 
  Stanza II     
13 Onde ao Bispo | daquele bispado 5' | 5' d
14 en que el morava | foi end' acusado; 5' | 5' d
15 e ant' el chamado 5' d
16 e empreguntado 5' d
17 foi, se éra ren 5  B
18 o que oía 4' A
19 del. Respôs: “O ben.” 5  B
  Quen loar podía...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/32
 
  Stanza III     
20 Poi-lo Bispo soube | per el a verdade, 5' | 5' d
21 mandou-lle tan tóste | mui sen pïedade 5' | 5' d
22 que a vezindade 5' d
23 leixas' da cidade 5' d
24 tóst' e sen desdên, 5  B
25 e que sa vía 4' A
26 lógo se foss' ên. 5  B
  Quen loar podía...    
 
  Stanza IV     
27 Aquela noit' ouve | o Bispo veúda 5' | 5' d
28 a Santa María | con cara sannuda, 5' | 5' d
29 dizendo-lle: “Muda 5' d
30 a muit' atrevuda 5' d
31 sentença, ca ten 5  B
32 que gran folía 4' A
33 fezist'. E porên 5  B
  Quen loar podía...    
 
  Stanza V     
34 Te digu' e ti mando | que destas perfías 5' | 5' d
35 te quites; e se non, | d' oj' a trinta días 5' | 5' d
36 mórte prenderías 5' d
37 e alá irías 5' d
38 u dém' os séus ten 5  B
39 na sa bailía, 4' A
40 ond' óme non ven.” 5  B
  Quen loar podía...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/32
 
  Stanza VI     
41 O Bispo levou-se | mui de madurgada, 5' | 5' d
42 e déu ao préste | sa raçôn dobrada. 5' | 5' d
43 “E missa cantada 5' d
44 com' acostumada 5' d
45 ás,” disse, “mantên 5  B
46 da que nos guía, 4' A
47 ca assí convên.” 5  B
  Quen loar podía...    
 

Footnotes

Line 8:

Elmes has "du-un" at the start of this line, which is his own solution to the missing syllable in dun in [E]. Mettmann's more standard form dũu is found in [T] and [To].

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Manuscript references

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

[E]32viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/E/107small.htmlExternal link
[T]32 
[To]34viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/To/bob033small.gifExternal link

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 32http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=32

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Metrical summary

Refrain

5'  5'  5  4  6

Stanzas

5' | 5'  5' | 5'  5'  5'  5  4'  5

Rhyme

AABCB / ddddBAB
 RIIIIIIIVVVI
Ai.a
B
C 
d ɔɾaadoadeudai.asada

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow509:54
Slow1004:57
Medium1503:17
Fast2002:28
Very fast2501:58

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: 495