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
FOUND IN: US(MA)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Korson-PennLegends, pp. 91-92, "Des Bucklich Mennli (The Little Humpback)" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: 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
Last updated in version 3.2
File: KPL091

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2016 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.