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CSM Number : 248
Short name: The Brawling Sailors Alternative: Fighting sailors are reconciled
Incipit: Sen muito ben que nos faze
Refrain: Sen muito ben que nos faze/ a Sennor esperital/ guarda-nos que non façamos/quanto podemos de mal.
Summary of narrative
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Setting: Laredo Protagonist(s): two sailors

There is a church dedicated to the Virgin at Laredo. It stands above the sea and many people go there on pilgrimage.

Once, when there was a crowd of men at the church, two sailors started a fight.

They pulled out their knives and were brawling right in front of the altar.

The Virgin paralysed them and they froze in place with their arms outstretched, as if made of metal or stone.

The men repented and begged the Virgin’s mercy.

She heard their prayers and they pardoned each other. Everyone praised the Virgin.

Metrical data
Stanza: 15 15 15 15 Refrain: 15 15
No. of Stanzas: 7
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
F75, E248
Poncelet reference
None
Keywords
brawl, candle, enemies (reconciliation of), knife, paralysis, pilgrimage, sailors
Discography
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BITAGAP ID
3998
Bibliography
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