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Ranz des Vaches

Simple melodies played by the Swiss mountaineers on their Alp-horn when they drive their herds to pasture, or call them home (pour ranger des vaches, to bring the cows to their place).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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