CSM Cantiga 421 Lyrics: Nembre-se-te, Madre

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Nembre-se-te, Madre
Cantiga 421: Nembre-se-te, Madre
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Esta undécima, en outro día de Santa María, é de como lle venna emente de nós ao día do jüízio e rógue a séu Fillo que nos aja mercee.

Line Stanza I  Metrics  
1 Nembre-se-te, Madre 5' a
2 de Déus, María, 4' b
3 que a el, téu Padre, 5' a
4 rógues todavía, 5' b
5 pois estás en sa companía 8' b
6 e és aquela que nos guía, 8' b
7 que, pois nos ele fazer quis, 8  c
8 sempre noit' e día 5' b
9 nos guarde, per que sejamos fis 9  c
10 que sa felonía 5' b
11 non nos mostrar queira, 5' d
12 mais dé-nos enteira 5' d
13 a sa grãada mercee, 7' e
14 pois nóssa fraqueza vee 7' e
15 e nóssa folía, 5' b
16 con ousadía 4' b
17 que nos desvía 4' b
18 da bõa vía 4' b
19 que levaría 4' b
20 nos u devía, 4' b
21 u nos daría 4' b
22 sempr' alegría 4' b
23 que non falrría 4' b
24 nen menguaría, 4' b
25 mas crecería 4' b
26 e poiaría 4' b
27 e compriría 4' b
28 e 'ncimaría 4' b
29 a nós. 2  f
 
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Footnotes

E1:

[E] has one note too many in this phrase of the music, so I have deleted the first one in order to match the repeat at E2.

E2:

See E1.

Manuscript references

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

[E]FSM 11viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/E/022small.htmlExternal link

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 421http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=421

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Metrical summary

Stanzas

5'  4'  5'  5'  8'  8'  8  5'  9  5'  5'  5'  7'  7'  5'  4'  4'  4'  4'  4'  4'  4'  4'  4'  4'  4'  4'  4'  2

Rhyme

ababbbcbcbddeebbbbbbbbbbbbbbf
 I
aadɾe
bi.a
cis
dei̯ɾa
ee.e
fɔs

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow503:25
Slow1001:42
Medium1501:08
Fast2000:51
Very fast2500:41

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: 171