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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