Have you ever wondered where and how yodeling began?
Here's the real version....
Many years ago a man was traveling through the mountains of
Switzerland. Nightfall was rapidly approaching and he had no where 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 asked her father, "Who is that
man going into the barn?"
"That fellow is just traveling through," said the farmer, "and needs a
place to stay for the night, so I told him he could sleep in the barn."
The daughter said, "Perhaps he is hungry." So she prepared a plate of
food for him and then took it out to the barn. About an hour later, the
daughter returned. Her clothing was disheveled and straw was in her
hair. Straight up to bed she went.
The farmer's wife was very observant. She then suggested 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 clothing was askew, her blouse
buttoned incorrectly. 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 mountain. The farmer
screamed up at him, "I'm going to get you! You had sex with my
The man looked back down from the mountainside, cupped his hand next to
his mouth, and yelled out.....