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Posted By: Wilfried Schaum
24-Nov-06 - 02:45 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Old German lullaby? - Heitschi-Bumm
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old German lullaby? - Heitschi-Bumm
Both are less credible than the explanation I gave according to the Grimm Bros.' Dictionary.
Janissaries weren't stolen, but enlisted as a tribute of the Sultan's Christian subjects (devshirme = choosing the boys).