Folk-Lore/Volume 2/Tom-Tit-Tot

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CORRESPONDENCE.




TOM-TIT-TOT.

To the Editor of Folk-Lore.

Sir,—With regard to the note of Mr. W. F. Kirby in Folk-Lore (vol. ii, p. 132), I would point out the following remark of E. Taylor to his translation of the Grimms' folk-tale, "Rumpelstitzchen" (which word he changed into "Rumpelstiltskin"): "We remember to have heard a similar story from Ireland, in which the song ran:

"'Little does my Lady wot
That my name is Trit-a-Trot.'"

I drew attention to this remark of Taylor's so long as 1870, in my notes to p. 81 of Gonzenbach's Sicilianische Märchen, which Mr. E. Clodd appears to have overlooked.

Weimar, March 14, 1891.