Mudcat Café message #17264 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3377   Message #17264
Posted By: murray@mpce.mq.edu.au
07-Dec-97 - 09:00 PM
Thread Name: Stupid Question--'The Twa Sisters'
Subject: RE: Stupid Question
Actually Helen, I said "like as in Jews Harp". I meant a colloquial use of the word "harp".

For example the term "harp" has meant "harmonica". Of course "harmonica" has many meanings like in "glass harmonica", and I don't know which one was meant.

By the way, I suspect the Jews harp is very old. A form of it was probably around in biblical times.

Murray