Mudcat Café message #740782 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #22617   Message #740782
Posted By: Haruo
02-Jul-02 - 01:00 PM
Thread Name: Origin: High Germany
Subject: RE: High Germany, who wrote it?
Nothing to do with Marlborough? I'm eagerly waiting to learn how so. (And how a Dutch etymology would affect the matter.) I'll notify my Chinook Jargon and Salishanist chums about this thread, maybe somebody in that line will have some input on the NW Coast contact thing.

rich-joy, are you suggesting that the "he" in "For he's a jolly good fellow" was originally Marlborough? Or do you just mean it's basically the same tune, which is, I think, clear. (Unless Jon G. Bartlett wants to suggest that the tunes are unrelated, unless possibly one of them has been through a shape-note recension...) ;-)