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|CSM Number : 176|
|Short name:||The Captive in Majorca who was Freed from the Moors||Alternative:||Captive is freed from Moors (Salas)|
|Incipit:||Soltar pode muit’ aginna/ os presos|
|Refrain:||Soltar pode muit’ aginna/ os presos e os liados/ a que faz ao seu fillo/ que nos solte dos pecados.|
|Summary of narrative|
|Setting:||Majorca and Salas||Protagonist(s):||a Christian captive|
When the Moors held Majorca, they captured a Christian and put his feet in irons. They also put a yoke around his neck.
The Christian captive vowed that if he were set free he would make a pilgrimage to Holy Mary of Salas bringing generous gifts, including a wax statue of her.
The Virgin made the captive drowsy and he fell asleep. She appeared to him in a vision and told him to get up and leave the prison.
She undid the lock and freed him from his bonds. She told him that his sins were forgiven.
The man woke up and found that he had been freed.
He went to Salas with the wax statue. Everyone marvelled at the miracle.
|Stanza:||15 15 15 15'||Refrain:||15' 15'|
|No. of Stanzas:||7|
|Rhyme scheme:||AA | bbba||Zejel:||Yes|
|apparition, ex-voto, imprisonment, Muslims/Moors, pilgrimage, yoke, shackles|
|Click HERE for a list of recordings of this poem|
|La música de las Cantigas de Santa María del rey Alfonso el Sabio. Facsímil, transcripción y estudio crítico vol. III|
|’La Arquitectura desde la Miniatura’, una aproximación desde la Baja Edad Media castellana|
Chico Picaza, María Victoria
|Contribution à l’étude des Cantigas d’Alphonse le Savant d’apres les codices de l’Escurial|
Collet, Henri, and Luis Villalba
|Las Cantigas de Santa Maria|
Filgueira Valverde, José
|La música medieval en Galicia|
López Caló, José
|Recordings of Las [sic] Cantigas de Santa Maria Contained in the Facsimile Edition Published by Edilán (Madrid 1979)|
Tinnell, Roger D.