Béla Bartók in Hungary - 1912
from Béla Bartók Letters, page 116:
Finally, I made another interesting discovery: songs imploring rain (dodloaie). In times of drought, gipsy children go singing them from house to house, one of them all decked out with sprays of leaves. When the song comes to an end, the people living in the house sprinkle the child with water.
Béla Bartók, and Demény, János (ed.), Béla Bartók Letters (London, 1971), p. 116. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450108653062 accessed: 2 December, 2021
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Letter from Béla Bartók to János Busitia, [probably: November- December, 1912].