CSM Cantiga 400 Lyrics: Pero cantigas de loor

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Pero cantigas de loor
Cantiga 400: Pero cantigas de loor
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Esta é de loor de Santa María.

Line Stanza I  Metrics  
1 Pero cantigas de loor 8  a
2 fiz de muitas maneiras, 6' b
3 avendo de loar sabor 8  a
4 a que nos dá carreiras 6' b
5 como de Déus ajamos ben, 8  c
6 sól non tenno que dixe ren: 8  c
7 ca atant' é comprida 6' d
8 a loor da que nos mantên, 8  c
9 que nunca á fĩida. 6' d
 
  Stanza II     
10 Pero fiz com' oí dizer 8  a
11 que fez Santa Sofía, 6' b
12 que sa mealla ofrecer 8  a
13 foi, ca mais non avía, 6' b
14 a Déus de mui bon coraçôn; 8  c
15 mais o méu é mui mẽor don 8  c
16 que lle dou mui de grado, 6' d
17 e cuid' end' aver gualardôn 8  c
18 mui grand' e muit' onrrado. 6' d
 
  Stanza III     
19 Ca pero o don mui pouqu' é, 8  a
20 segund' a mia pobreza, 6' b
21 non catará est', a la fé, 8  a
22 a Sennor da franqueza; 6' b
23 ca por un don, esto sei ja, 8  c
24 que ll' éu dé, cento me dará 8  c
25 dos séus mui nóbres dões, 6' d
26 e a mia mingua comprirá 8  c
27 conos séus gualardões. 6' d
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/400
 
  Stanza IV     
28 E porên lle quéro rogar 8  a
29 que méu don pequeninno 6' b
30 receb' e o queira fillar 8  a
31 por aquel que meninno 6' b
32 no séu córpo se figurou 8  c
33 e se fez óm' e nos salvou 8  c
34 por nos dar paraíso, 6' d
35 e pois consigo a levou, 8  c
36 e foi i de bon siso. 6' d
 
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Manuscript references

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

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Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 400http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=400

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Metrical summary

Stanzas

8  6'  8  6'  8  8  6'  8  6'

Rhyme

ababccdcd
 IIIIIIIV
aɛ
bei̯ɾasi.aeʣaiɲo
caou̯
didaadooŋesizo

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow505:26
Slow1002:43
Medium1501:48
Fast2001:21
Very fast2501:05

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: 272