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CSM Number : 302
Short name: The Pickpocket at Montserrat
Incipit: A madre de Jesucristo/ que é Sennor de nobrezas
Refrain: A madre de Jesucristo/ que é Sennor de nobrezas/ non sofre que en sa casa/ façan furtos nen vilezas.
Summary of narrative
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Setting: Montserrat Protagonist(s): pilgrims to Montserrat

Some pilgrims were travelling to Montserrat.

One man befriended another.

When night fell, he stole money from his new friend’s purse.

In the morning, the pilgrims, having spent the night in the church, heard mass and departed.

The thief could not leave until he confessed his sin.

He returned the money.

Metrical data
Stanza: 15' 15' 15' 15' Refrain: 15' 15'
No. of Stanzas: 5
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
F84, E302
Poncelet reference
None
Keywords
alms, confession (see also repentance), exit (barred), greed, mass, pickpocket, pilgrimage, repentance (see also confession), thief/ thieves
Discography
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BITAGAP ID
4057
Bibliography
Les cantigues Montserratines del rei Alfonso el Savi i la seva importància musical
Anglés, Higinio
Les Cantigues d’Alfons el Savi i el primitiu Liber Miraculorum de Nostra Dona de Montserrat
Baraut i Obiols, Cebrià
Historia de la Música
Della Corte, A., and G. Pannain
Poesía de santuarios
Filgueira Valverde, José
Cantigues de Montserrat del rei Anfós X, dit ’el savi’
Sunyol, Gregori Maria
A Selected and Annotated Discography of Recordings of Music from the Middle Ages in Spain
Tinnell, Roger D.
Les Cantigues de Montserrat d'Alfons el Savi
Ventura, Joaquim