oa South African Journal of Cultural History - Die kenmerke en herkoms van die volkslied, Sarie Marais

Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1011-3053



This article has two aims. Firstly, it reviews the song Sarie Marais against the general characteristics of folksongs. It is found that the song conforms thereto. The second part of the article considers the origin of both the music and the words of the song. The music was composed by Septimus Winner and originates from the U.S.A .. Three versions of the origin of the words exist. These are compared in order to decide which is the most probable, Although a conclusion is made it is not final. As the song is a true folksong it is perhaps better that a final answer is not given,

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