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Alf­onso X’s can­tiga Ben sabia eu, mha sen­hor has been sug­ges­ted by some re­search­ers to be linked with two re­li­gious songs of the trouvère Mo­ni­ot de Par­is who would have im­it­ated a canso of Raim­baut de Vaqueir­as, D’una dona·m tueill e·m lais, and per­haps im­it­a­tions of this one. A new ex­am­in­a­tion of this spe­cial case sug­gests that it is more prob­ably an ori­gin­al form, not linked with these troubadour lyr­ics, or the two old french lyr­ics as well. Read more