CSM Cantiga 7 Lyrics: Santa María amar

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Santa María amar
Cantiga 7: Santa María amar
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Esta é como Santa María livrou a abadessa prenne, que adormecera ant' o séu altar chorando.

Line Refrain  Metrics  
1 Santa María amar 7  A
2 devemos muit' e rogar 7  A
3 que a sa graça ponna 6' B
4 sobre nós, por que errar 7  A
5 non nos faça, nen pecar, 7  A
6 o démo sen vergonna. 6' B
 
  Stanza I     
7 Porende vos contarei 7  c
8 un miragre que achei 7  c
9 que por ũ' abadessa CSM 7:9Mettmann's transcription hũa badessa in this line is exceptional and seems to be an editorial mistake. Elsewhere he consistently elides the indefinite article rather than the following noun beginning in a- (see ũ' in the Concordance), so I have done the same here. 6' d
10 fez a Madre do gran Rei, 7  c
11 ca, per com' éu apres' ei, 7  c
12 éra-xe súa essa. 6' d
13 Mas o démo enartar 7  A
14 a foi, por que emprennar 7  A
15 s' ouve dun de Bolonna, 6' B
16 óme que de recadar 7  A
17 avía e de guardar 7  A
18 séu feit' e sa besonna. 6' B
  Santa María amar...    
 
  Stanza II     
19 As monjas, pois entender 7  c
20 foron esto e saber, 7  c
21 ouvéron gran lediça; 6' d
22 ca, porque lles non sofrer 7  c
23 quería de mal fazer, 7  c
24 avían-lle maíça. 6' d
25 E fôrona acusar 7  A
26 ao Bispo do logar, 7  A
27 e el ben de Colonna 6' B
28 chegou i; e pois chamar 7  A
29 a fez, vẽo sen vagar, 7  A
30 léda e mui risonna. 6' B
  Santa María amar...    
Cantigas de Santa Maria for Singers ©2013 by Andrew Casson
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  Stanza III     
31 O Bispo lle diss' assí: 7  c
32 “Dona, per quant' aprendí, 7  c
33 mui mal vóssa fazenda 6' d
34 fezéstes; e vin aquí 7  c
35 por esto, que ante mi 7  c
36 façades end' emenda.” 6' d
37 Mas a dona sen tardar 7  A
38 a Madre de Déus rogar 7  A
39 foi; e, come quen sonna, 6' B
40 Santa María tirar 7  A
41 lle fez o fill' e crïar 7  A
42 lo mandou en Sanssonna. 6' B
  Santa María amar...    
 
  Stanza IV     
43 Pois s' a dona espertou 7  c
44 e se guarida achou, 7  c
45 lóg' ant' o Bispo vẽo; 6' d
46 e el muito a catou 7  c
47 e desnüá-la mandou; 7  c
48 e pois lle viu o sẽo, 6' d
49 começou Déus a loar 7  A
50 e as donas a brasmar, 7  A
51 que éran d' ôrdin d' Onna, 6' B
52 dizendo: “Se Déus m' ampar, 7  A
53 por salva póss' esta dar, 7  A
54 que non sei que ll' aponna.” 6' B
  Santa María amar...    
 

Footnotes

Line 9:

Mettmann's transcription hũa badessa in this line is exceptional and seems to be an editorial mistake. Elsewhere he consistently elides the indefinite article rather than the following noun beginning in a- (see ũ' in the Concordance), so I have done the same here.

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Manuscript references

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

[E]7viewhttp://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/E/069small.htmlExternal link
[T]7 
[To]6view p1http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/To/bob006small.gifExternal link
view p2http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cantigas/facsimiles/To/bob007small.gifExternal link

Oxford CSM Database record

External link to poem data:  CSM 7http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk/index.php?p=poemdata_view&rec=7

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Metrical summary

Refrain

7  7  6'  7  7  6'

Stanzas

7  7  6'  7  7  6'  7  7  6'  7  7  6'

Rhyme

AABAAB / ccdccdAABAAB
 RIIIIIIIV
A
Boɲa
c ei̯iou̯
d esaiʦaendaeŋo

Estimated performance times

Average syllables / min. Time
Very slow5010:55
Slow1005:27
Medium1503:38
Fast2002:43
Very fast2502:11

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: 546