Have you ever wondered where and how yodeling began? (1 Viewer)

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Nov 6, 2003
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Most believe it originated in Switzerland, and here is
the real version...

Many years ago a man was traveling through the Mountains
of Switzerland. Nightfall was rapidly approaching and he
had nowhere to sleep. He went up to a farmhouse and asked
the farmer if he could spend the night. The farmer told
him that he could sleep in the barn.

As the story goes, the farmer's daughter came down from
upstairs and asked her father, "Who's that man going into
the barn?"

"That's some fellow traveling through," said the farmer.
"He needs a place to stay for the night, so I said he could
sleep in the barn."

The daughter said, "Perhaps he's hungry." So she prepared
him a plate of food and took it out to the barn.

About an hour later, the daughter returned, her clothing all
disheveled and straw in her hair. Straight up to bed she went.

The farmer's wife was very observant. She then suggested
that perhaps the man was thirsty. So she fetched a bottle
of wine, took it out to the barn, and she too did not return
for an hour. Her clothin g was askew, her blouse buttoned
incorrectly and her hair all messed up. She also headed
straight to bed.

The next morning at sunrise the man in the barn got up and
continued on his journey, waving to the farmer as he left.

When the daughter awoke and learned that the visitor was
gone, she broke into tears. "How could he leave without
even saying good-bye," she cried. "We made such passionate
love last night!"

"What?" shouted the father as he angrily ran out of the
house looking for the man who, by now, was halfway up the

The farmer screamed up at him, "I'm going to get you!
You had sex with my daughter!"

The man looked back down from the mountainside, cupped
his hand next to his mouth, and yelled out,
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