Mudcat Café message #2742062 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #122263   Message #2742062
Posted By: MGM·Lion
09-Oct-09 - 11:32 AM
Thread Name: Upon a tree a cuckoo/Auf einem Baum ein Kuckuck
Subject: RE: Upon a tree a cuckoo/Auf einem Baum ein Kuckuck
Oh, indeed, I never even thought of PC as reason for hunter changing to cat — just that, by tradition, cats do hunt birds & are frustrated [as in Tweety'n'Sylvester]. I just found the variation an interesting one. I think, as far as tune goes, my version & the usual German one are distantly related, as I said before somewhere way up there. What I have found nowhere else is the implied dietary lesson to be extrapolated from mine — boiled more digestible that roast... Wonder how that bit crept in.