Have you ever wondered where and how yodelling began?
Many years ago a man was travelling through the mountains of Switzerland .
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 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 travelling through,' said the farmer, '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 him a plate of
food for him and then took it out to the barn. About an hour later, the
daughter returned. Her clothing dishevelled and straw in her hair. Straight
up to bed she went.
The farmer's wife was very observant. She then suggested that perhaps 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.....