The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #122263 Message #2741747
Posted By: MGM·Lion
09-Oct-09 - 12:32 AM
Thread Name: Upon a tree a cuckoo/Auf einem Baum ein Kuckuck
Subject: RE: Upon a tree a cuckoo/Auf einem Baum ein Kuckuck
Thank you. Much interested in the timing of the pauses implied by the -- before the climactic monosyllable of each stanza; as I have indicated before, in my version this is emphasised by a double-nod, which my long-ago informant insisted was an essential part of the performance. Is the same the case in your version?
Interested too in transformation of hunter to cat — real bit of folk process there? Tom&Jerry or [even more germane] Tweetie&Sylvester influence, I wonder?