The work describes circumstances of discovery of the folk narration text - the collection of paraliturgical songs in the Songbook of Mitro Docinec from the turn of the 18th and the 19th centuries. The author details the whole manuscript songbook and puts it through a palaeographic analyses. He assumes, that three foils of the manuscript containing the folk narration text were created earlier and come from the 19th century. The quality of paper doesn't correspond with the other paper of the manuscript. On the bases that the text is written in a different handwriting, the author speculates whom the mentioned manuscript belonged to. He aims mainly at discovering the origin of the text. By analysing selected language elements he places the text somewhere between Ruthenian dialect of Berez and Marmaros type. The other part of the study brings a topic analyses of the folk tale in both the international and domestic context. The article contains also an inscription of the text in Cyrillic. The language and cultural aspects of folk text are a bases for Slavic oriented research of the historical, ethnical, religious and language development of the Carpathian region.
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