CSM Cantiga 408 Lyrics: De spirital cilurgía Cantiga 408This cantiga appears only in [F], which does not have music.

Standard spelling
De spirital cilurgía
Cantiga 408: De spirital cilurgía
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Standard spelling
Epigraph  

Esta é como Santa María sãou o escudeiro a que déron a saetada polo costado.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 De spirital cilurgía 7' A  
2 ben óbra Santa María. 7' A  
 
  Stanza I     
3 Ca non vos óbra con érvas, | nen con raízes nen frores, 7' | 7' b  
4 nen con espécïas outras, | macar x' an bõos odores; 7' | 7' b  
5 mas val aos pecadores 7' b  
6 con vertude que en si á. 7' A  
  De spirital cilurgía...    
 
  Stanza II     
7 Dest' avẽo un miragre | que mostrou ũa vegada 7' | 7' b  
8 en Salas, u móstra muitos, | esta ben-aventurada 7' | 7' b  
9 dun que grande saetada 7' b  
10 recebeu en Lombardía. 7' A  
  De spirital cilurgía...    
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  Stanza III     
11 Este de que vos éu falo | éra fidalgu' escudeiro, 7' | 7' b  
12 e foi en ũa fazenda | bõo, ardid' e ligeiro; 7' | 7' b  
13 mas foi per un baesteiro 7' b  
14 mui mal chagad' aquel día. 7' A  
  De spirital cilurgía...    
 
  Stanza IV     
15 Ca lle falssou os costados | a saeta que de fórte 7' | 7' b  
16 baesta fora tirada; | e colleu tal desconórte, 7' | 7' b  
17 que ben cuidou prender mórte, 7' b  
18 que al i non avería. 7' A  
  De spirital cilurgía...    
 
  Stanza V     
19 Porend' a Santa María | s' ouve lóg' acomendado, 7' | 7' b  
20 e tiraron-ll' a saeta | ben pelo outro costado; 7' | 7' b  
21 des i o logar sarrado 7' b  
22 foi que ren non parecía. 7' A  
  De spirital cilurgía...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/408
 
  Stanza VI     
23 E desto Santa María | de Salas quantos estavan 7' | 7' b  
24 no logar, que o miragre | viron, muito a loavan, 7' | 7' b  
25 e a aquel conssellavan 7' b  
26 que foss' i en romaría. 7' A  
  De spirital cilurgía...    
 

Footnotes

This cantiga appears only in [F], which does not have music.

Cantiga 408 has no music.

Manuscript references

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

[F]14 

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 408http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=408

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Metrical summary

Refrain

7'  7'

Stanzas

7' | 7'  7' | 7'  7'  7'

Rhyme

AA / bbbA
 RIIIIIIIVVVI
Ai.a
b oɾesadaei̯ɾoɔɾteadoaβaŋ

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow508:00
Slow1004:00
Medium1502:39
Fast2002:00
Very fast2501:36

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: 400