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CSM Number : 343
Short name: The Girl who Said Offensive Things Alternative: Devil speaks through girl (Rocamadour)
Incipit: A Madre do que o demo/ fez no mundo que falasse
Refrain: A Madre do que o demo/ fez no mundo que falasse/ fezo a outro diabo/ fazer como se calasse.
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Setting: Cahors and Rocamadour Protagonist(s): a girl possessed by the devil

A girl was possessed by the devil and said outrageous things.

Her mother pleaded with a chaplain to help the girl.

The chaplain, bearing holy water, visited her and the devil, speaking through the girl, accused him of having committed a sin.

The chaplain fled and the devil, still speaking through the girl, revealed other people’s sins.

The girl’s mother took her to Rocamadour.

The Virgin silenced the devil and liberated the girl.

Metrical data
Stanza: 15' 15' 15' 15' Refrain: 15' 15'
No. of Stanzas: 10
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
Poncelet reference
blasphemy, children, devils, exorcism, holy water, pilgrimage, priest , sin
Click HERE for a list of recordings of this poem
Entre Ave y Eva: las mujeres de las Cantigas de Santa María. II. Las trabajadoras. III. Las Evas
Fidalgo, Elvira
Les Miracles de Notre Dame de Roc Amadour au XIIe siècle. Texte et traduction d’aprés les manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Nationale
Fournier d’Albe, Edmond