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CSM Number : 133
Short name: The Girl who Drowned in a Ditch Alternative: Drowned girl revived (Elche)
Incipit: Resurgir pode e faze-los seus/ vive-la Virgen
Refrain: Resurgir pode e faze-los seus/ vive-la Virgen de que naceu Deus.
Summary of narrative
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Setting: Elche Protagonist(s): a little girl

A little girl in Elche fell into a ditch and died.

Her father, weeping and praying, placed her in front of the altar of the Virgin.

Then he had a requiem mass said and the priest recited the epistle of the dead written by Judas Maccabaeus.

Her mother wept continuously.

When the priest consecrated the host, the girl suddenly rose up.

She praised the Virgin for the miracle.

Metrical data
Stanza: 10 10 10 10 Refrain: 10 10
No. of Stanzas: 7
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
T133, E133
Poncelet reference
burial, children, ditch, drowning, mass, Requiem (mass), resurrection, water
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Los endecasílabos de Alfonso X: Estudio sobre las Cantigas
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Cantigas de Santa Maria de Alfonso X el Sabio, rey de Castilla
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Tres cantigas del rey
Orbón, Julián
Doing lines: refrains and copyists in the Cantigas de Santa Maria
Parkinson, Stephen
La cultura murciana en el reinado de Alfonso X
Torres Fontes, Juan