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CSM Number : 391
Short name: The Lame Girl Healed by Santa Maria do Porto Alternative: Lame girl is healed
Incipit: Como pod’ a Groriosa/ os mortos fazer viver
Refrain: Como pod’ a Groriosa/ os mortos fazer viver/ ben outrossi pod’ os nembros/ dos contreitos correger.
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Setting: Santa Maria do Porto Protagonist(s): a crippled girl

A man from Jerez brought his crippled daughter to Santa Maria do Porto.

He held novenas in the church to cure her.

Her feet were so twisted that they were bent backwards completely.

One night, as she lay sleeping, the girl’s feet hurt so badly that she cried out in pain. Her father, lying beside her, asked her why she had cried out.

She explained that the Virgin had broken her feet and then returned to her altar.

Everyone there gathered round and examined her feet. They found them perfectly healed and began to bless the Virgin.

Metrical data
Stanza: 15 15 15 15 Refrain: 15 15
No. of Stanzas: 7
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
Poncelet reference
children, lame, pilgrimage, thief/ thieves, foot
Click HERE for a list of recordings of this poem
Los orígenes del culto de Santa María del Puerto, 1255-1500
Hisan, Pedro (pseud.) [ = Sancho de Sopranís, Hipólito]
Alfonso X y las Cantigas a Santa Maria
Martínez Alfonso, Manuel
Valor de la música de las Cantigas
Ribera y Tarragó, Julián