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Buying the wind: regional folklore in the United States.

Chicago, University of Chicago Press [1964] .
ISBN 9787230008990, 7230008999

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Subjects Folklore -- EĢtats-Unis.
Folklore -- United States.
United States.
Description xvii, 573 pages music 22 cm
Copyright Date [1964]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 536-544).
Summary Selection of tales, songs, riddles, proverbs and other items of folklore from seven regional cultures of the U.S.A.
Contents 10. Folksongs: Songs from Great Britain; "Lady Isabel and the elf-knight" -- "I have four brothers" -- "The hold-up" -- Native American ballads; "Brother Green, or the dying soldier" -- "Pearl Bryant" -- "William Staffrod" -- "Casey Jones" -- "The death of Charlie Burger" -- Songs of sin, politics, and love; "Young people who delight in sin" -- "Don't you know" -- "Sober Quaker" -- "Dutch courtship" -- "The old girl of Cairo town" -- VI. Southwest Mexicans; 1. Cuentos: Ignez was a burro -- The three lovers -- Pedro de Ordimalas -- The two witches -- 2. Leyendas: The weeping woman -- The hermit of Hermit's Peak -- A dead cowboy speaks -- From the folk Bible -- 3. Cuetos humoristicos -- Don Peanut and Dona Peanut -- Cavacato -- The new Mexican and the Californians -- The smart Indian lawyer -- The mean rich man -- Confession -- The apple tree -- The countryman -- The fool -- The two farmers -- No estiendo -- Moochers.
2. Jocular tales: The King and Old George Buchanan -- Kentucky Highland jests -- North Carolina Mountain jests -- 3. Murder legends and ballads: The crying stair well -- Old foster -- "Lula voyers" -- "The murder of Lottie Yates" -- "Zeb Tourney's gal" -- 4. Cante fables: The cante fable in eastern Kentucky -- A cante fable in North Carolina -- 5. Riddles -- 6. Folk drama: Survivals of old folk drama in the Kentucky Mountains -- The Christmas play -- The Turkish knight -- 7. Carols: "Mummers' carol" -- "The cherry tree carol" -- IV. Louisiana cajuns; 1. Folkways: Folkways of Avoyelles parish -- 2. Contes populaires: Bouki and Lapin in the smokehouse -- Bouki and the rabbit and the well -- Foolish John and the errands -- Foolish John and parsley -- Roclore -- The frog and the princess -- The mouse, the sausage, and the bird -- 3. Folk doctors: "Traiteurs" or Folk doctors in southwest Louisiana.
4. Conjure, hoodoo, and gris-gris: Conjure -- Hoodoo -- Gris-gris -- 5. Riddles -- 6. Nicknames -- 7. Folk celebration: Country mardi gras -- "La danse de mardi gras" -- 8. Chansons: Acculturation in cajun folk music -- "Eyouss que t'es parti" -- "Le mariage anglais" -- V. Illinois Egyptians; 1. Place names: "Egypt"-A wandering place-name legend -- 2. Ghosts: Ghost-Stories in Egypt -- The ghost and the sewing machine -- The ghosts of dug hill -- The flying wagon -- The dutton hill ghost -- The miser's gold -- The girl who died of fright -- Buried alive -- 3. Bogies: Chat Garla -- The McConnall banshee -- 4. Witches: The witch who stole milk -- The dried footprint -- The witch hare -- The wreath in the pillow -- Snakes in the hole -- Water witches in Egypt -- 5. Folk medicine: Folk medicine in southern Illinois -- Folk remedies -- Cures -- Cutting the fever.
6. Folk beliefs: Weather signs -- Beliefs connected with birth and infancy -- Beliefs connected with dreams -- 7. Folktales: Tales from Ireland -- How death came to Ireland -- The village fool -- Jack and the sheep's head -- When death comes -- Lies -- The cold snap of '83 in Thebes -- Davy Crockett and old bounce -- The cat with the wooden paw -- Beating the storm -- The gregarious turtle -- The power of rich soil -- Cornfields in arkansas -- Anecdotes -- "You haven't packed the saddle" -- Substituting for the the off ox -- The draper and the bible -- Too busy to lie -- 8. Folk speech: Folk sayings and expressions from southeastern Illinois -- Some German proverb in southern Illinois -- 9. Games and game rhymes: Children's games in Egypt -- Outdoor games -- Indoor games -- Singing games in southern Illinois -- "Let's go down to Rowsha's" -- "Bingo" -- "Old Dan Tucker" -- Rope-skipping shymes -- Jingles.
Danish dialect stories of the Mormon CHurch -- Missionaries and the "spirit" -- 4. Folksongs of Mormons: "The mountain meadows massacre" -- "Brigham, Brigham Young" -- "The seagulls and the crickets" -- "Don't you marry the Mormon boys" -- "The Mormon coon" -- "Down in Utah" -- "Sweet Betsy from pike."
I. Maine down-easters; 1. Sea traditions: Bad luck at sea -- Buying the wind -- The haunted ship "resolution" -- The sailor who went inland -- 2. Hero legends of Barney Beal: Barney kills a horse with his fist -- Barney Beal kills prize fighter -- Barney Beal lifts rock out of Dory -- Feats of Barney -- How Barney Beal got the bump on his nose -- The cause of Barney's death -- 3. Witches and spirits: Mother Hicks the witch -- Calling up the spirits -- Curses of Emma Alley -- Treasure guardians -- Forerunners -- 4. Anecdotes of local characters: Anecdotes of Captain Horace Smith -- Anecdotes of Art Church -- Personal anecdotes of Curt Morse -- 5. Jocular tales: Stories about couples -- Stories about a man -- Stories about a woman -- Stories about Irishmen -- 6. Local ballads: The serenade -- The injun devil -- Eben Stanwood the peddler -- The cahmapion of Moose Hill -- The jam on Gurry's rock.
II. Pennsylvania dutchman; 1. Brauche and Hexe: The sixth and seventh books of Moses -- Detecting the witch -- Stilling the blood -- The golden ring -- The bewitched automobile -- 2. Farm folk beliefs: Stockraising and the barnyard -- Planting, sowing, and reaping -- 3. Belief tales: Christmas Eve in the stable -- Sewing on Ascension Day -- Taking off of the moon -- 4. Noodle tales: Eileschpijjel -- The great need -- Counting noses -- The Swabian wedge -- 5. Proverbs: Farm sayings -- Personal and local proverbs -- Wellerisms -- 6. Proverbial tales: Think thrice before you speak -- The best of three (I) -- The best of three (II) -- 7. Riddles: The riddle of Ilo -- Riddles of the farm -- 8. Songs: "We journey to America" -- "When I came to this country" -- "The Merztown Cornet Band" -- III. Southern mountaineers; 1. Jack tales: Jack the giant killer -- Quare Jack.
La flora y la fauna -- 4. Mal de ojo and susto: -- The evil eye -- A case of "Susto" -- 5. Proverbios -- 6. Adivinanzas -- 7. Pastorela -- 8. Corridos: "Corrido de Gregorio Cortez" -- "Corrido de Jacinto Trevino" -- "Corrido de la Muerte de de Antonio Mestas" -- "El contrabando del paso" -- "Mi carro Ford" -- VII. Utah mormons; 1. Saints' legends: Collecting oral legends of the Three Nephites -- How Mrs. Fisher's voice was restored -- The white bread on the white cloth -- The hungry missionaries -- The hitchhiking ghost nephite -- The roving Jew -- 2. Local legends: The devil appears at the site of the Mountain Meadows Massacre -- A massacred mother returns to see her child -- The miracle of the Miller's sacks -- 3. Comic stories: Anecdotes of J. Golden Kimball.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)492749
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Dorson, Richard M. 1916-1981.
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