Excerpt from The Bard of Dimbovitza: Roumanian Folk-Songs, Collected From the Peasants
Thing ih his surroundings, and to have struck him as fitting in with the mood of the song, although it has not always any immediate connection with it. For the spinning-songs, the girls all... stand in a circle, spinning; the best spinner and singer being in the middle. She begins to improvise a song, and at any moment she chooses, throws her spindle, holding it by a long thread, to another girl, who has to go on spinning while the first girl pulls out the ¿ax - a proceeding requiring great dexterity - and at the same time, has to continue the improvisation which has been begun.
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