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|CSM Number : 391|
|Short name:||The Lame Girl Healed by Santa Maria do Porto||Alternative:||Lame girl is healed|
|Incipit:||Como pod’ a Groriosa/ os mortos fazer viver|
|Refrain:||Como pod’ a Groriosa/ os mortos fazer viver/ ben outrossi pod’ os nembros/ dos contreitos correger.|
|Summary of narrative|
|Setting:||Santa Maria do Porto||Protagonist(s):||a crippled girl|
A man from Jerez brought his crippled daughter to Santa Maria do Porto.
He held novenas in the church to cure her.
Her feet were so twisted that they were bent backwards completely.
One night, as she lay sleeping, the girl’s feet hurt so badly that she cried out in pain. Her father, lying beside her, asked her why she had cried out.
She explained that the Virgin had broken her feet and then returned to her altar.
Everyone there gathered round and examined her feet. They found them perfectly healed and began to bless the Virgin.
|Stanza:||15 15 15 15||Refrain:||15 15|
|No. of Stanzas:||7|
|Rhyme scheme:||AA | bbba||Zejel:||Yes|
|children, lame, pilgrimage, thief/ thieves, foot|
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|Los orígenes del culto de Santa María del Puerto, 1255-1500|
Hisan, Pedro (pseud.) [ = Sancho de Sopranís, Hipólito]
|Alfonso X y las Cantigas a Santa Maria|
Martínez Alfonso, Manuel
|Valor de la música de las Cantigas|
Ribera y Tarragó, Julián