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GUEST,Grishka Origins: Der Treue Husar and the Unfortunate Rake (25) RE: Origins: Der Treue Husar and the Unfortunate Rake 21 Jun 16


Countless folk songs and poems end with directions for a funeral ceremony with a characteristic detail. This is an archetype if there ever was one, definitely predating any particular song we know today.

The Hussar wants his lover's coffin to be carried by fellow hussars rather than by farmhands who would be too ponderous (- that is what "schwer" seems to mean in this context). The Rake has different concerns.


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