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Posted By: MorwenEdhelwen1
24-Apr-13 - 07:37 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Karelian folk song: orphan boy's revenge
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Karelian folk song: orphan boy's revenge
@AKS: Incidentally, what made you think the singer had probably read the printed version in the Kalevala as well?

BTW, IMO the story is one of the saddest folktales dealing with orphanhood- folk stories about abused orphans are quite common, but this one is especially heartwrenching. Even Kaujjarjuk (Alaskan/Canadian/Greenlandic Kullervo equivalent) and Cinderella received a bit of kindness. Then again, I think this is a folktale on "how to treat orphans."