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Posted By: MorwenEdhelwen1
27-Apr-13 - 07:59 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Karelian folk song: orphan boy's revenge
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Karelian folk song: orphan boy's revenge
I think that that goes back to the vulnerability of the orphan who doesn't have family ties and needs to work for their keep.

Interestingly, in that folk version, the curse isn't that the evil wife will die, it's that for the year, but that the firewood won't ever catch light because of the constant rain :)