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CSM Number : 363
Short name: The Imprisoned Troubadour Alternative: Troubadour is imprisoned
Incipit: En bon ponto vimos esta Sennor que loamos
Refrain: En bon ponto vimos esta Sennor que loamos/ que nos tan cedo acorre quando a chamamos.
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Setting: Gascony Protagonist(s): a troubadour and Count Simon

A troubadour in Gascony wrote insulting songs about many people, including Count Simon.

These people complained about him.

Count Simon ordered the troubadour to be seized and clapped in irons.

The count’s emissary apprehended the man as he was travelled down a remote road. He delivered him to the Count who had him bound. Count Simon had vowed to kill the troubadour, but sometimes the Virgin will not permit us to carry out our evil plans.

The troubadour was certain he would die and he called on the Virgin. He swore that he would only sing for love of her as long as he lived.

When he had finished his prayer, the troubadour found himself on top of a hill near a hermitage dedicated to the Virgin, who had saved him.

Metrical data
Stanza: 13' 13' 13' 13' Refrain: 13' 13'
No. of Stanzas: 6
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
F59, E363
Poncelet reference
count , hermitage, imprisonment, insult, song, troubadour, shackles
Click HERE for a list of recordings of this poem
Simon de Montfort, the Cantigas de Santa Maria and Acoustic Propaganda
Kim, Dorothy
Aberturas e finais: rubricas, refrães, estrofes iniciais e estrofes terminais nas Cantigas de Santa Maria
Parkinson, Stephen