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CSM Number : 41
Short name: Garin the Moneychanger Alternative: A rich madman of Douai (Soissons)
Incipit: A Virgen, Madre de Nostro Sennor
Refrain: A Virgen, Madre de Nostro Sennor/ ben pode dar seu siso/ ao sandeu, pois ao pecador/ faz aver Parayso.
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Setting: Soissons Protagonist(s): Garin, a moneychanger

There was a moneychanger named Garin.

The devil scared him out of his wits.

He went mad.

The Virgin restored Garin’s senses.

The Virgin gave him Paradise.

The narrator praises the Virgin’s mercy.

Metrical data
Stanza: 10 10 10 10 10 6' 10 6' Refrain: 10 6' 10 6'
No. of Stanzas: 3
Rhyme scheme: ABAB | aAaAabab Zejel:
MS locations:
T41, E41, To44
Poncelet reference
Praeterea ex castro quod dicitur Doacus versus pagum (1231)
devils, madness, moneychanger, simpleton
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Miracle Collection
A rich madman of Douai (Soissons) Hugo Farsitus
A rich madman of Douai (Soissons) Gil de Zamora
(Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, MS 9503)
A rich madman of Douai (Soissons) Lisbon Mariale
(Lisbon, B.N., MS Alcobacense 149)
Sources of the Cantigas of Alfonso el Sabio [AC]
Dexter, Elise Forsythe
Historia de la literatura murciana
Díez de Revenga, F. F. & M. de Paco
El planto en la historia y en la literatura gallega
Filgueira Valverde, José
Cincuenta leyendas por Gil de Zamora, combinadas con las Cantigas de Alfonso el Sabio
Fita, Fidel
Los endecasílabos de Alfonso X: Estudio sobre las Cantigas
Hanssen, Friedrich
Aberturas e finais: rubricas, refrães, estrofes iniciais e estrofes terminais nas Cantigas de Santa Maria
Parkinson, Stephen