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Thread #85953   Message #1676898
Posted By: GUEST
23-Feb-06 - 12:13 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Devil's NINE Questions
Subject: RE: Origins: The Devil's NINE Questions
I would imagine the song to have had nine questions originally, as per the obsession with the number three and squares of it (c.f Dante's Nine Circles of Hell) during the period it may have originated from. Dante being a much earlier example, of course. Just venturing a guess.

-David