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Thread #22617   Message #3340989
Posted By: Steve Gardham
20-Apr-12 - 03:37 PM
Thread Name: Origin: High Germany
Subject: RE: Origin: High Germany
Jim,
As for the version I posted, I presented the possibility of it having come from oral tradtion, but I think the second suyggestion much more likely. The poor doggerel it is, and the inconsistencies would soon be ironed out in oral tradition. The versions collected from oral tradition are a vast improvement on this.