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CSM Number : 166
Short name: The Lame Man Healed at Salas Alternative: Lame man is healed (Salas)
Incipit: Como poden per sas culpas
Refrain: Como poden per sas culpas/ os omes seer contreitos/ assi poden pela Virgen/ depois seer sãos feitos.
Summary of narrative
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Setting: Salas Protagonist(s): a crippled man

Because of his sins, a man suffered an illness that twisted his limbs and left him crippled.

He stayed that way for five years.

He vowed that if he were cured he would take a quantity [a libra] of wax to Salas every year.

He was immediately cured.

Without delay, he went to Salas with the wax. Although he had not walked for a long time, he was nimble and felt no pain.

They thanked and praised Mary for the miracle.\r\n

Metrical data
Stanza: 15' 15' 15' 15' Refrain: 15' 15'
No. of Stanzas: 4
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
T166, E166
Poncelet reference
None
Keywords
illness, lame, paralysis, pilgrimage, sin, vow, wax
Discography
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BITAGAP ID
3917
Bibliography
Santa María de Salas en el Siglo XIII. Estudio sobre algunas Cantigas de Alfonso el Sabio
Aguado Bleye, Pedro
Narrativa visual de la enfermedad en las Cantigas de Santa María
Corti, Francisco
Variations on Two ’Cantigas de Santa Maria’ (for flute, oboe, bassoon, violoncello and harpsichord {or piano})
Rieti, Vittorio
A Selected and Annotated Discography of Recordings of Music from the Middle Ages in Spain
Tinnell, Roger D.
Medieval Song
Westrup, J. A.