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Thread #29732   Message #377660
Posted By: Wolfgang
19-Jan-01 - 08:53 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: German Folk(?) song, Nu Ja Ja
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: German Folk(?) song, Nu Ja Ja
I hope you'll get more information from others than from me. I did a search on some pages since I knew nearly nothing. Here are some responses:

-the bridal wreath (Brautkranz, Jungfernkranz) is fixed to the hair of the bride
- it is in some places made out of hair
-according to a song (and you know that song lyrics are not very reliable) the herbs have to be: lavender, myrtle and thyme
- I have no idea what they mean, neither in Germany nor elsewhere.
- In other pages I have found rosemary and evergreen mentioned.

Your guess as to what Kränzelkraut could be might well be true.