*4. RKM, Mgn II 391 (a) < Karksi, Aniste village H. Tampere < Kadri Kukk (1960). Transcribed by T. Särg (1994). Fragments from an epic song "Daughter into Water". The scale deceses as the plot develops. The song bases on an ancient custom of executing some of the born girls. In the song a girl from a poor family reproaches her mother for not drowning her after birth. In response, the mother describes how she did take her to the water's edge, but did not have the heart to drown her, but took her back home and brought up.
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