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Posted By: Richie
16-Oct-18 - 11:44 PM
Thread Name: Origins: James Madison Carpenter- Child Ballads 5
Subject: RE: Origins: James Madison Carpenter- Child Ballads 5

This Finnish version (no name given) vaguely reinforces the murder motive from the last post (adultery). It was collected in Kalvola, South Tavastland, Finland from Adolfine Montin, aged thirty-four, by Professor Kaarle Krohn about 1884.

1. Mistas tulet, kustas tulet,
Poikani poloinen?
2. Meren tannalta.
3. [missing]
4. Hevostani uittamasta.
5. Mista miekkas on vereen tullut?
6. Hevonen potkasi.
7. Misti takkis on saveen tullut?
8. Hevonen huiskasi hdnndlldnsi.
9. Miksi han naistani nauratteli ?
10. Menen muille maille vierahille.
11. Mihinkns jatat vaimosi nuoren?
12. Mieron tietzi kulkemahan.

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1. Whence do you come,
My wretched son?
2. From the seashore.
3. [missing]
4. From swimming my horse.
5. Why is your sword wet?
6. The horse stamped.
7. Why is your coat bespattered with clay?
8. The horse swished its tail
9. Why did he seduce your wife?
10. I shall go to foreign lands.
11. What do you leave your wife?
12. She may go begging.

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