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CSM Number : 171
Short name: The Drowned Boy Alternative: Boy rescued from river (Salas)
Incipit: Santa Maria grandes faz/ miragres e saborosos
Refrain: Santa Maria grandes faz/ miragres e saborosos/ e guarda aos que lle praz/ de seeren perdidosos.
Summary of narrative
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Setting: Salas Protagonist(s): a man, his wife and their infant son

A man whose wife could not bear him a son, vowed to go to Salas.

His wife gave birth to a son.

When the child was two years old, his parents set out on the journey to Salas.

On the way, they crossed a rushing river. The mother and the child, who were riding on a horse, fell into the river.

The parents searched for the child along the riverbanks, but could not find him. The father wanted to return home, but the mother insisted that they go to Salas.

When they arrived, they saw their son alive before the altar. They praised the Virgin for the miracle and the mother promised to spread the news.

Metrical data
Stanza: 8 8 8 8 8 7' 8 7' Refrain: 8 7' 8 7'
No. of Stanzas: 7
Rhyme scheme: ABAB | cdcdebeb Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
T171, E171
Poncelet reference
None
Keywords
children, drowning, horse, infertility, pilgrimage, resurrection, river, vow
Discography
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BITAGAP ID
3922
Bibliography
Santa María de Salas en el Siglo XIII. Estudio sobre algunas Cantigas de Alfonso el Sabio
Aguado Bleye, Pedro
La música de las Cantigas de Santa María del rey Alfonso el Sabio. Facsímil, transcripción y estudio crítico vol. III
Anglés, Higinio
Viajeros y Peregrinos en las Cantigas de Santa Maria
Manzi, Ofelia, & Francisco Corti