Bucklich Mennli, Des (The Little Humpback)

DESCRIPTION: German. "Marjets wann ich uffschteh, Schau ich an de Wolke." When the singer gets up in the morning, he asks if the work is done. Everywhere he goes, the little hump-backed man is there doing the work or scolding or getting in the way
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1937 (Korson-PennLegends)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage work mother
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Korson-PennLegends, pp. 91-92, "Des Bucklich Mennli (The Little Humpback)" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [49 words]: There are brownie legends in Germany (with the brownie being known by several names, such as a "house-girl"), and this appears to be the descendent of one of those legends. It is somewhat unusual in that the brownie is so regularly seen, and also in that it is not merely deformed but small. - RBW
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File: KPL091

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