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CSM Number : 311
Short name: The Pilgrim Struck by Lightning Alternative: Pilgrim struck by lightning is revived
Incipit: O que diz que servir ome/ aa Virgen ren non é
Refrain: O que diz que servir ome/ aa Virgen ren non é/ aquest’ é de mal recado/ e ome de maa fe.
Summary of narrative
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Setting: On the way to Montserrat Protagonist(s): two pilgrims to Montserrat

A man used to go on pilgrimage to Montserrat two or three times a year.

He and a friend, a burgher, decided to go together on the Feast of the Assumption.

The men passed through Barcelona.

A storm arose and the faithful pilgrim was hit by lightening and killed. His companion wept and said that his friend had wasted his time and money on the Virgin.

The man struck by lightening was revived and chided his friend for doubting the Virgin. He said that if she had not interceded for him, he would be in hell.

People who witnessed the miracle praised the Virgin.

Metrical data
Stanza: 15 15 15 15 Refrain: 15 15
No. of Stanzas: 12
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
F50, E311
Poncelet reference
Assumption (feast of), blasphemy, burial, devils, feast day, lightning, pilgrimage, rain, resurrection, soul, storm, suffocation, thunder, wind
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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
El planto en la historia y en la literatura gallega
Filgueira Valverde, José
Cantigues de Montserrat del rei Anfós X, dit ’el savi’
Sunyol, Gregori Maria
Les Cantigues de Montserrat d'Alfons el Savi
Ventura, Joaquim