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CSM Number : 77
Short name: The Contorted Woman of Lugo Alternative: Paralysed woman is healed (Lugo)
Incipit: Da que Deus mamou o leite do seu peito
Refrain: Da que Deus mamou o leite do seu peito/ non é maravilla de sãar contreito.
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Setting: Lugo Protagonist(s): a paralyzed woman

A woman was almost entirely paralyzed.

Her limbs were shrivelled and twisted, and no medicine could cure her.

She was carried on a litter to the Church of the Virgin in Lugo and kept vigil there.

On the Virgin’s feast in August, Mary straightened her limbs.

Each of her limbs made a loud cracking sound as the shrunken tendons stretched.

The bishop and the people who witnessed her healing wept and gave thanks to the Virgin.

Metrical data
Stanza: 13' 13' 11' 11' Refrain: 11' 11'
No. of Stanzas: 8
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbaa Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
T77, E77
Poncelet reference
Assumption (feast of), bishop, illness, lame, paralysis, vigil
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Alfonso X , o Sábio
Les Cantigas de Santa Maria de don Alfonso el Sabio
Aubry, Pierre
Gautier de Coinci est-il un compositeur?
Billiet, Frédéric
Narrativa visual de la enfermedad en las Cantigas de Santa María
Corti, Francisco
Afonso X e Galicia, e unha escolma de cantigas
Filgueira Valverde, José
A música das Cantigas de Santa Maria e o problema da sua decifração
Lopes, Francisco Fernandes
Afonso X e as Cantigas de Santa Maria localizadas en Galicia
Negri, Manuel
Text-music mismatches in the Cantigas de Santa Maria
Parkinson, Stephen
Cantigues d’Anfós el Savi
Pedrell, Felipe
Variations on Two ’Cantigas de Santa Maria’ (for flute, oboe, bassoon, violoncello and harpsichord {or piano})
Rieti, Vittorio
A Selected and Annotated Discography of Recordings of Music from the Middle Ages in Spain
Tinnell, Roger D.
Historia de la literatura gallega.
Varela Jácome, Benito