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Bud Savoie The 'gypsy jew' in Rel.Songs of Alabama (18) RE: The 'gypsy jew' in Rel.Songs of Alabama 20 Sep 00

I think the words refer to a jew's harp also. Some people think that the name came from the instrument's having been introduced to the population by itinerant peddlers, a number of whom were Jewish.

I have no idea why anyone would think the name offensive.

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