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|CSM Number : 322|
|Short name:||The Man who Choked on a Rabbit Bone||Alternative:||Man chokes on a rabbit bone|
|Incipit:||A Virgen que de Deus Madre/ éste|
|Refrain:||A Virgen que de Deus Madre/ éste, Filla e criada/ d’ acorrer os pecadores/ sempr’ est aparellada.|
|Summary of narrative|
In Évora there was a man who was devoted to the Virgin.
He was also a hearty eater and liked to stuff large bits of food into his mouth.
One night, when he was dining on some rabbit, a bone became stuck in his throat.
The bone blocked his throat and it swelled up so much that he could not speak or breathe. He remained like this for a long time and could only sip broth and cold water.
In August, on the Feast of the Virgin’s Coronation, they carried him to her church and laid him before the altar. He lay there all night long and they thought he would die.
At dawn, during the mass, he had a coughing fit. As he was coughing, the Virgin caused him to spit up the bone. They gladly praised Holy Mary.
|Stanza:||15' 15' 15' 15'||Refrain:||15' 15'|
|No. of Stanzas:||9|
|Rhyme scheme:||AA | bbba||Zejel:||Yes|
|Assumption (feast of), bone, cough, feast day, gluttony, mass, pilgrimage, rabbit , throat|
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|Milagres e romarias portuguesas nas Cantigas de Santa Maria|
|Valor de la música de las Cantigas|
Ribera y Tarragó, Julián
|Textos de literatura portuguesa. I: Afonso X, o Sábio|
Rodrigues Lapa, Manuel