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CSM Number : 118
Short name: The Stillborn Child who was Revived at Salas Alternative: Stillborn child is revived (Salas)
Incipit: Fazer pode d’ outri vive-los seus/ fillos
Refrain: Fazer pode d’ outri vive-los seus/ fillos aquela que Madr’ é de Deus.
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Setting: Zaragoza and Salas Protagonist(s): a woman

A woman gave birth to several stillborn babies. She and her husband quarrelled about this.

She bought some wax with her own money and made an image, promising to offer it to the Virgin.

Nevertheless, she gave birth to four more dead babies.

After bearing the last one, she asked the Virgin to pray to Christ to perform a miracle.

The baby was restored to life.

The mother took her infant son to Salas and placed the wax image in front of the altar.

Metrical data
Stanza: 10 10 10 10 Refrain: 10 10
No. of Stanzas: 8
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
T118, E118
Poncelet reference
childbirth, children, ex-voto, resurrection, servant, stillbirth
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González Hernando, Irene
Doing lines: refrains and copyists in the Cantigas de Santa Maria
Parkinson, Stephen
Valor de la música de las Cantigas
Ribera y Tarragó, Julián
A Selected and Annotated Discography of Recordings of Music from the Middle Ages in Spain
Tinnell, Roger D.