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GUEST,Dave MacKenzie Origins: Sir Olaf (30) RE: Origins: Sir Olaf 03 May 08


Purely by coincidence, in the same book that I have "Die Lore Lay" (see "Die Lorelei"), there is "Erlkoenig's Tochter", described as a Volksballade, uebersetz von Johann Gottfried von Herder, though he doesn't say what or where he translated it from, which begins:

Herr Oluf reitet spaet und weit,
Zu bieten auf seine Hochszeitleut.
Aber der Tanz geht so leicht durch den Hain.

Da tanzen die Elfen auf gruenem Land,
Erlkoenig's Tochter reicht ihm die Hand".

usw.


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