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CSM Number : 389
Short name: Master Pedro’s Son is Healed
Incipit: A que pera paraiso/ irmos nos mostra caminnos
Refrain: A que pera paraiso/ irmos nos mostra caminnos/ poder á de sãar vellos/ e mancebos e meninnos.
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Setting: Seville Protagonist(s): the son of Master Pedro of Marseilles

Master Pedro of Marseilles, a former abbot, lived in Seville with his wife and two sons.

The youngest one became very ill, which grieved his parents very much.

His mother commended him to Santa Maria do Porto and vowed to take him there if he did not die. She promised to make an offering of spices and cumin seeds.

She did not promise gifts of ewes or rams, because the saints are crafty, but thought that perhaps she would offer two capons or two little ganders.

Her vow, however small, pleased the Virgin. She caused the boy to eat and soon he was playing again.

Master Pedro praised the Virgin. He had two of the largest capons roasted and he washed them down with good wine.

Metrical data
Stanza: 15' 15' 15' 15' Refrain: 15' 15'
No. of Stanzas: 8
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
Poncelet reference
capons, children, pilgrimage, spices, vow, wine, gander, abbot
Click HERE for a list of recordings of this poem
Viejos, viejas y alcahuetas. Consideraciones acerca de la vejez en las Cantigas de Santa María
Fidalgo, Elvira
Los orígenes del culto de Santa María del Puerto, 1255-1500
Hisan, Pedro (pseud.) [ = Sancho de Sopranís, Hipólito]
A Parody in the Cantigas de Santa Maria
Lappin, Anthony
Alfonso X y las Cantigas a Santa Maria
Martínez Alfonso, Manuel