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CSM Number : 179
Short name: The Lame Woman of Molina Alternative: Lame woman of Molina (Salas)
Incipit: Ben sab’ a que pod’ e val/ fisica celestial
Refrain: Ben sab’ a que pod’ e val/ fisica celestial.
Summary of narrative
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Setting: Molina [in Guadalajara] and Salas Protagonist(s): a crippled woman

The Virgin provides medicine to cure our sufferings. She learned this medicine from her son and it surpasses the laws of nature.

A woman from Molina was completely crippled. Her legs were paralyzed and twisted.

She had herself carried from Molina, where she lived, to Salas.

When she arrived at Salas, mass was being sung.

As soon as she entered the church, her tendons began to loosen and stretch.

She got up and ran outdoors, praising the Virgin.

Metrical data
Stanza: 7' 7' 7' 7 Refrain: 7 7
No. of Stanzas: 9
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
T179, E179
Poncelet reference
None
Keywords
lame, mass, paralysis, pilgrimage, tendon
Discography
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BITAGAP ID
3930
Bibliography
La notación mensural de la música monódica de la corte española del siglo XIII ofrece soluciones nuevas, hasta hoy totalmente desconocidas, para la interpretación estético-rítmica de las melodías de los trovadores
Anglés, Higinio
Historia de la Música
Della Corte, A., and G. Pannain
Las Cantigas de Santa Maria
Filgueira Valverde, José
Resumen de ’¿Cuáles son los orígenes musicales de las Cantigas?’
García Moreno, María Teresa
Tres ensayos sobre el arte en las Cantigas de Santa Maria de Alfonso el Sabio
Sánchez Cantón, Francisco Javier
A Selected and Annotated Discography of Recordings of Music from the Middle Ages in Spain
Tinnell, Roger D.
Recordings of Las [sic] Cantigas de Santa Maria Contained in the Facsimile Edition Published by Edilán (Madrid 1979)
Tinnell, Roger D.