Have you ever wondered where and how yodeling began?
Switzerland? Most believe it originated in Switzerland, and here's the
Many years ago a man was traveling through the mountains of
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
The farmer told him that he could sleep in the barn.
As the story goes, the farmer's daughter came down from upstairs and
her father, "Who is 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 daughter said, "Perhaps he is hungry." So she prepared him a plate
food and took it out to the barn.
About an hour later, the daughter returned. Her clothing disheveled
straw in her hair. Straight up to bed she went.
The farmer's wife was very observant. She then suggested that perhaps
man was thirsty. So she fetched a bottle of wine, took it out to the
and she too did not return for an hour.
Her clothing was askew, her blouse buttoned incorrectly and her hair
messed up. She also headed straight to bed.
The next morning at sunrise the man in the barn got up and continued
journey, waving to the farmer as he left.
When the daughter awoke and learned that the visitor was gone, she
into tears. "How could he leave without even saying goodbye,"
"We made such passionate love last night!"
"What?" shouted the father as he angrily ran out of the house looking
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
The man looked back down from the mountainside, cupped his hand next
mouth, and yelled out...
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