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|CSM Number : 239|
|Short name:||The Man who Swore a False Oath||Alternative:||Man punished for swearing false oath|
|Incipit:||Guardar-se deve tod’ ome|
|Refrain:||Guardar-se deve tod’ ome/ de jurar gran falsidade/ ant’ a omagen da Virgen/ que é Sennor da verdade.|
|Summary of narrative|
A man gave some money to another for safekeeping. When he needed the money, he asked for it back.
The man, to whom he had entrusted it, claimed not to have it and swore that it had never been given to him.
The owner of the money asked him to swear this before the statue of the Virgin.
The man did so, but as he was leaving the church, God caused him to feel such pain in his jaw that he could not speak.
When he got home, he summoned a Franciscan and made his confession, but he did not mention his deceit. Because of this, another pain struck him.
He was in such torment that, thinking he would die, he summoned the Franciscan once again. This time he admitted that he sworn falsely. He asked the friar to repay the man to whom he owed the money. Three days later, he died.
|Stanza:||8 8 8 7' 8 7'||Refrain:||15' 15'|
|No. of Stanzas:||12|
|Rhyme scheme:||AA | bbbaba||Zejel:||Yes|
|confession (see also repentance), false accusation, Franciscans, jaw, lying, money (dispute over), mute, oath, pain, repentance (see also confession), vow, warfare|
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|La música de las Cantigas de Santa María del rey Alfonso el Sabio. Facsímil, transcripción y estudio crítico vol. III|
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|Itinéraire espagnol du conte médiéval (VIIIs-XVs)|
Marsan, Rameline E.
|La cultura murciana en el reinado de Alfonso X|
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