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Wanderer: Who told you to seek out the rock, who bade you desire the woman?

 

Siegfried: (#129b) A forest songbird directed me: it gave me good advice.

 

Wanderer: (#128b voc?:; [[ #135: ]] [strings seem to play #128b but in a #152-like rhythm?]) a woodbird chatters of many things (:#128b voc?; :#135); no human can understand it: (#106 or #99 or #66, perhaps as heard in S.2.3 when Siegfried was lonely after killing Mime?:) how could you make any sense of its singing (:#106 or #99 or #66?)?

 

Siegfried: (#126:) It was due to the blood of a fearsome dragon that fell before me at Neidhoehl’ [“Envy-Cave”] (:#126): (#98?:) its kindling blood had scarce wet my tongue when I understood what the birds were saying (:98?).

 

Wanderer: (#135 >> [but with hint of #115’s or #152’s rhythm?]) If you slew the giant, who urged you on to defeat the mighty beast (:#135 [with a hint of #115 or #152?])?

 

Siegfried: (#123 vari:) I was led by Mime, a false-hearted dwarf; he wanted to teach me fear (:#123 vari): (#109:) but the dragon itself provoked the blow (:#109) (#126 vari:) that proved to be his undoing; he snapped his jaws at me (:#126 vari).

 

Wanderer: (#135: [but sounding like #83 with #20a’s harmony in a questioning rather than urgent vari?]) Who made the sword so sharp and hard that his fiercest enemy fell before him (:#135)?

 

Siegfried: (#103 forging vari:) I forged it myself (#41?) since the smith was unable: (#128b?: #41:) I’d otherwise still be swordless (:#128b?; :#41).

 

Wanderer: (#135 on horns [sounding like #83 with #20a’s harmony?:; #voc?: [possibly a #4 frag or other Rhinedaughter music heard just before Alberich appeared in R.1?:) But who made the mighty fragments from which you forged the sword (:#135 on horns; :#voc?)?

 

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