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Old 09-09-2001, 11:07 PM   #7
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Can't remember the origin, but I once heard this version of the drum's origin.

When women cleaned the hides for rawhide and leather, they would often stretch the hide out on a frame to scrape. As the hide dried, they noticed it made a cool noise, so they figured an instrument could be made from it. The women made a drum and liked it so much they thought it would be a gift worthy of giving away, so they gave it to the men.

I'm no story teller, but that's the Reader's Digest condensed version.
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