The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3318   Message #16383
Posted By: Wolfgang Hell
19-Nov-97 - 09:27 AM
Thread Name: Attn: Jews Harp Players
Subject: RE: Attn: Jews Harp Players
"To summarize, six words have been discussed as the original form from which the Jew's of Jew's Harp was corrupted: jaw's, jeu, jeugd, gewgaw, giga, gawe. The frequency and dogmatism with which the various etymons have been asserted vary from very great to very little."

copied from a jew's harp site: Wolfgang