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The best of Texas folk and folklore, 1916-1954

Author: Mody C Boatright; Wilson Mathis Hudson; Allen Maxwell; University of North Texas.; Texas Folklore Society.
Publisher: Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, 1998.
Series: Publications of the Texas Folklore Society, no. 26.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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A representative anthology of Texas folklore from the first half of the twentieth century, including legends, ghost stories, songs, proverbs, and other writings.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Best of Texas folk and folklore, 1916-1954.
Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, 1998
(OCoLC)620016205
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mody C Boatright; Wilson Mathis Hudson; Allen Maxwell; University of North Texas.; Texas Folklore Society.
ISBN: 9781574410556 1574410555
OCLC Number: 39468611
Description: xiii, 356 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Kiowa-Apache tales / J. Gilbert McAllister --
Alabama-Coushatta tales / Howard N. Martin --
Stories of my people / Jovita González --
A pack load of Mexican tales / Riley Aiken --
The little animals / Dan Storm --
To whom God wishes to give he will give / Wilson M. Hudson --
From the Brazos bottom / A.W. Eddins --
Juneteenth / J. Mason Brewer --
From a Texas household : Mrs. Russell's stories / Bertha McKee Dobie --
Ratoncito Pérez / Soledad Pérez --
The frog's courting / L.W. Payne, Jr. --
Treasure legends of McMullen Country / J. Frank Dobie --
Stampede mesa / John R. Craddock --
The deathless pacing white stallion / J. Frank Dobie --
The legend of Sam Bass / Walter Prescott Webb --
The ghosts of Lake Jackson / Bertha McKee Dobie --
Mexican ghosts from El Paso / Charles L. Sonnichsen --
The ghost nun / Ruth Dodson --
The weeping woman / Soledad Pérez --
Songs the cowboys sing / John R. Craddock --
Some Texas folk songs / William A. Owens --
Verses de los bandidos / J. Frank Dobie --
El toro moro / Frank Goodwyn --
Corrido de Kansas / Brownie McNeill --
El contrabando del paso / Brownie McNeill --
Deportados / Paul S. Taylor --
Follow the drinking gourd / H.B. Parks --
Six negro songs from the Colorado Valley / Gates Thomas --
Some Texas spirituals / Mary Virginia Bales --
Sin-killer's sermon / John A. Lomax --
The cowboy dance / John R. Craddock --
The snap party at Mills County / Mae Featherstone --
"Hoping out" in East Texas / Guy Kirtley --
Rope-jumping rhymes / Violet West Sone --
Children's games in Fredericksburg / Julia Estill --
Familiar sayings of old-time Texans / Mary Jourdan Atkinson --
Grandma's sayings / A.W. Eddins --
Old-time negro proverbs / J. Mason Brewer --
Dichos from Austin / Soledad Pérez --
The human comedy in folk superstitions / Tressa Turner --
Ranch remedies / Frost Woodhull --
The curandero of Los Olmos / Ruth Dodson --
Susto / Soledad Perez --
Folklore of Texas plants / Sadie Hatfield --
Texas reptiles in popular belief / John K. Strecker --
The folklore of Texas birds / John K. Strecker --
The Paisano's cactus corral / J. Frank Dobie --
Folklore in natural history / Roy Bedichek --
Paul Bunyan : oil man / John Lee Brooks --
Pipeline diction / Orlan L. Sawey --
Oil patch talk / James W. Winfrey --
Aunt Cordie's ax and other motifs in oil / Mody C. Boatright.
Series Title: Publications of the Texas Folklore Society, no. 26.
Responsibility: edited by Mody C. Boatright, Wilson M. Hudson, Allen Maxwell ; [introduction by Francis Edward Abernethy].

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A representative anthology of Texas folklore from the first half of the twentieth century, including legends, ghost stories, songs, proverbs, and other writings.

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