Mudcat Café message #73725 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10426   Message #73725
Posted By: bassen
27-Apr-99 - 09:42 AM
Thread Name: Two Sisters, a' Bhean Eudach, Horpa
Subject: RE: Two Sisters, a' Bhean Eudach, Horpa
Horpa or dei tvo systar - the two sisters - is one of the most well known of the traditional folk songs in Norway, collected in variants and fragments all over the country. This is definitely not my field, but if there aren't any norwegian folklorists or traditional folksingers lurking around in the 'cat, I'll be happy to get you the 50 verses that can be found in the standard anthology! My source books indicate roots as far back a an egyptian folk tale from the 14. century BC.