CSM Cantiga 81 Lyrics: Par Déus, tal sennor muito val

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Par Déus, tal sennor muito val
Cantiga 81: Par Déus, tal sennor muito val
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Como Santa María guareceu a mollér do fógo de San Marçal que ll' avía comesto todo o rostro.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 Par Déus, tal sennor muito val 8  A
2 que toda door tóll' e mal. 8  A
 
  Stanza I     
3 Esta sennor que dit' ei 7  b
4 é Santa María, 5' c
5 que a Déus, séu Fillo Rei, 7  b
6 róga todavía 5' c
7 sen al, 2  A
8 que nos guarde do infernal 8  A
  Par Déus, tal sennor muito val...    
 
  Stanza II     
9 Fógo, e ar outrossí 7  b
10 do daqueste mundo, 5' c
11 dessí d' outro que á i, 7  b
12 com' oí, segundo 5' c
13 que fal', 2  A
14 algũa vez por San Marçal, 8  A
  Par Déus, tal sennor muito val...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
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  Stanza III     
15 De que sãou ũa vez 7  b
16 ben a Gondïanda, 5' c
17 ũa mollér que lle fez 7  b
18 rógo e demanda 5' c
19 atal, 2  A
20 per que lle non ficou sinal 8  A
  Par Déus, tal sennor muito val...    
 
  Stanza IV     
21 Daquele fógo montês 7  b
22 de que laida éra, 5' c
23 onde tan gran dano pres 7  b
24 que porên poséra 5' c
25 cendal 2  A
26 ant' a faz con coita mortal, 8  A
  Par Déus, tal sennor muito val...    
 
  Stanza V     
27 De que atán ben sãou 7  b
28 a Virgen aquesta 5' c
29 mollér, que lógo tornou 7  b
30 ll' a carne comesta 5' c
31 igual 2  A
32 e con sa coor natural, 8  A
  Par Déus, tal sennor muito val...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
www.cantigasdesantamaria.com/csm/81
 
  Stanza VI     
33 Tan fremosa, que entôn 7  b
34 quantos la catavan 5' c
35 a Virgen, de coraçôn 7  b
36 chorando, loavan, 5' c
37 a qual 2  A
38 é dos coitados espital. 8  A
  Par Déus, tal sennor muito val...    
 
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Footnotes

E1:

[E] has no flat on this stave, but the melody would seem to require it, and the omission is understandable given that the only affected note is the plica tone on the .ood. The version in [To] does not have the plica, just a plain long note, but in any case that version is written in A, which implies the flat throughout when the tune is transposed to D in [E].

Manuscript references

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

[E]81viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/E/189small.htmlExternal link
[T]81 
[To]48viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/To/bob047small.gifExternal link

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 81http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=81

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Metrical summary

Refrain

8  8

Stanzas

7  5'  7  5'  2  8

Rhyme

AA / bcbcAA
 RIIIIIIIVVVI
Aal
b ei̯iesou̯
c i.aundoandaɛɾaestaaβaŋ

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow506:33
Slow1003:16
Medium1502:11
Fast2001:38
Very fast2501:18

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: 328