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CSM Number : 83
Short name: The Prisoner who was Freed from the Moors Alternative: Prisoner freed in Andalusia
Incipit: Aos seus acomendados/ a Virgen tost’ á livrados
Refrain: Aos seus acomendados/ a Virgen tost’ á livrados.
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Setting: Andalusia Protagonist(s): a man taken captive

A man from Lucena was taken captive.

His captors tortured him, bound him in chains, and threw him in prison.

He prayed to the Virgin of Sopetrán to release him.

The doors of the prison opened and the man fled past the sleeping guards.

He went to Sopetrán, near Hita.

He reported the miracle and it was written down. People praised the Virgin.

Metrical data
Stanza: 7' 7' 7' 7' Refrain: 7' 7'
No. of Stanzas: 14
Rhyme scheme: AA | bbba Zejel: Yes
MS locations:
T83, E83, ToAppendix 14
Poncelet reference
doors (opening of) , guards, imprisonment, Muslims/Moors, torture, shackles, escape
Click HERE for a list of recordings of this poem
Gautier de Coinci est-il un compositeur?
Billiet, Frédéric
The Cantigas, or ’Songs of Praise of St. Mary’
Burns, Robert I.
El trovador y la rosa: huellas de las ’chansons’ marianas. Gautier de Coincy en las Cantigas de Santa Maria de Alfonso X
Disalvo, Santiago and Germán Rossi
Alfonso X, miracle collector
Parkinson, Stephen
Mother of God. A History of the Virgin Mary
Rubin, MIri