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CSM Number : 347
Short name: The Boy Revived at Tudia Alternative: Boy resurrected (Tudia)
Incipit: A madre de Jesucristo/ o verdadeiro Messias
Refrain: A madre de Jesucristo/ o verdadeiro Messias/ pode resorgir o morto/ de mui mais ca quatro dias.
Summary of narrative
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Setting: Seville and Tudia Protagonist(s): a woman and her son

A woman in Seville was unfertile, although she had tried various medicines and treatments.

She made a pilgrimage to the church of the Virgin in Tudia. Kneeling before the altar, she begged the Virgin to give her a child. She promised that her if wish was granted, she would return with the child and hold vigils.

The woman gave birth to a boy, but did not take him to Tudia.

Consequently, the child died when he was just three years old.

The woman went mad with grief, and took him to Tudia. She and her realtives placed him in front of the altar and mourned him. They said mass, and recited psalms and litanies. While they were doing this, the boy cried out from the coffin in which he had been placed.

They opened the coffin and found the boy healthy and beautiful even though he had been dead for four days. They gave him some bread and wine.

Metrical data
Stanza: 15' 15' 15' 15' Refrain: 15' 15'
No. of Stanzas: 10
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
Poncelet reference
altar, bread, childbirth, children, coffin, infertility, litany (recitation of), mass, pilgrimage, pregnancy, Psalms (saying of), resurrection, river, vigil, vow, wine
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Alfonso X, compositor
Ferreira, Manuel pedro
El planto en la historia y en la literatura gallega
Filgueira Valverde, José
Alfonso X el Sabio, un rey ’cantigueiro’
Llorens Cistero, José María
Las Cantigas de Don Alonso el Sabio.
Morayta de Sagrario, Miguel
Text-music mismatches in the Cantigas de Santa Maria
Parkinson, Stephen