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|CSM Number : 153|
|Short name:||The Reluctant Pilgrim Carried to Rocamadour||Alternative:||Chair carries pilgrim to Rocamadour|
|Incipit:||Quen quer que ten en desden|
|Refrain:||Quen quer que ten en desden/ a Santa Maria/ gran mal lle verrá poren.|
|Summary of narrative|
|Setting:||Gascony and Rocamadour||Protagonist(s):||a woman from Gascony|
A woman from Gascony scorned the shrine of Rocamadour and refused to go on pilgrimage.
Her servant girl encouraged her to go and asked to go herself.
The woman insulted the servant and said that she would not go to Rocamadour unless her chair carried her there.
The woman was miraculously transported to the shrine where her chair landed before the Virgin’s altar.
The woman acknowledged the miracle and repented.
The chair was released from the woman, and kept at the shrine where pilgrims came to see it.
|Stanza:||7 5' 7 5' 7 5' 7||Refrain:||7 5' 7|
|No. of Stanzas:||6|
|Rhyme scheme:||ABA | cdcdaba||Zejel:||Yes|
|chair, levitation, pilgrimage, servant, vow|
|Click HERE for a list of recordings of this poem|
|Un recull de miracles de Santa Maria, procedent de Ripoll, i les Cantigues d’Alfons el Savi|
Baraut i Obiols, Cebrià
|A Reluctant Woman Pilgrim and a Green Bird: a Possible Cantiga Melody Survival in a Sephardic Ballad|
Cohen, Judith R.
|Les Miracles de Notre Dame de Roc Amadour au XIIe siècle. Texte et traduction d’aprés les manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Nationale|
Fournier d’Albe, Edmond
|O Livro dos Milagres da Bem-aventurada Virgem Maria|
|A sátira na literatura medieval portuguesa (séculos XIII e XIV)|
|Las Cantigas del Rey Sabio|