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A Treasury of American folklore : stories, ballads, and traditions of the people

Author: Benjamin Albert Botkin; Rouben Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, ©1944.
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A collection of folklore, including an index of authors, titles, and first lines of songs and an index of subjects and names.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Treasury of American folklore.
New York : Crown Publishers, c1944
(OCoLC)577393124
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Albert Botkin; Rouben Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 231516
Notes: Includes music.
Description: xxvii, 932 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The hunters of Kentucky --
Roaring Ralph Stackpole --
The lion of the west --
A vote for Crockett --
The ballad of Davy Crockett --
Telling stories vs. talking government matters --
The story of a skow --
Grinning the bark off a tree --
The coon-skin trick --
A riproarious fight on the Mississippi River --
Treeing a wolf --
Skinning a bear --
The death hug --
A sensible varmint --
The fox --
The tame bear --
Crockett electioneering --
Speech of Crockett during the canvass of 1829 --
Speech of Colonel Crockett in Congress --
Crockett's opinion of a thunder storm --
The colonel swallows a thunderbolt --
Crockett's morning hunt --
The shooting of the cup --
Mike Fink, the Indian, and the deer --
Mike teaches Peg a lesson --
The disgraced scalp-lock --
Trimming a darky's heel --
Death of Mike Fink --
Raftsman talk --
Crockett's brag --
Fink's brag --
Hurray for me! --
Bully of Salt River --
Billy Earthquake--
Bad man yells --
Human man-eaters --
The boasting drunk in Dodge --
Other cowboy boasting chants --
Cowboy to pitching bronco --
Cowboy yells --
The purple blossom of Gingham Mountain --
From college to cowboy --
The Pike County rip-tail roarer --
A female rip-tail roarer --
Washoe --
Wild Bill: My first meeting with Wild Bill --
The duel with Dave Tutt --
Black Nell --
The McCanles Massacre --
The truth about the McCanles affair --
"The prince of pistoleers" --
The death of Wild Bill --
Billy the Kid: The people remember the Kid --
The "war of Billy the Kid" --
Death of Billy the Kid --
Song of Billy the Kid --
Jesse James: Ballad of Jesse James --
Jesse James and the poor widow --
The death of Jesse James --
Quantrell --
Sam Bass: The Sam Bass Legend --
The song --
Stackalee --
Roy Bean, law west of the Pecos: Roy Bean (song) --
Necktie justice --
Roy Bean, coroner --
Judge Roy Bean again --
Roy Bean and the Chinaman --
Bean's bear --
Judge Parker's sentence --
Judge Benedict's sentence --
Buffalo Bill's "Wild West" --
The adventures of Big-Foot Wallace: Sketch of Wallace's life --
How Big-Foot Wallace got his name --
How he started on his journey --
The St. Charles tavern --
The quadroon ball --
His opinion of farming --
The saga of Pecos Bill --
Old Stormalong, the deep-water sailorman --
Bowleg Bill: The crimping of Bowleg Bill --
Slickbritches the hoss-mackerel --
The skipper's bull bazzoon --
Paul Bunyan: Who made Paul Bunyan? --
The Round River drive --
The whistling river --
The bedcats --
Johnny Inkslinger --
Pipeline days and Paul Bunyan --
Febold Feboldson: Real American weather --
Why Febold went to California --
John Henry: John Henry, the hero --
John Henry (songs) --
The birth of John Henry --
Casey Jones: Casey Jones, engineer --
The "Casey Jones" song --
The saga of Joe Magarac, steelman --
Songs of Popeye --
"I cannot tell a lie" --
Honest Abe: The young store-keeper --
Spell "defied!" --
Working out a book --
Johnny Appleseed, a pioneer hero --
Making a noise in language, "an entire zoolgical institute" --
Strong Language: Fanciful, facetious, and factitious intensifying words --
Figurative expressions --
Animal comparisons --
Manifest destiny --
The proudest bird upon the mountain --
Speech on the Oregon question --
The wonder state --
Uncle Sam --
In the land of Dixie --
We will show you --
Nueces River Valley paradise --
We shall not want --
Going to God's country --
Beautiful and healthful Iowa --
The Kinkaiders --
A home on the range --
Hawley's yarn --
The first California booster story --
The abundant and luxuriant produce of the west --
The elephant --
Busted --
Disgusted --
Timid but wise --
I got busted --
A grasshopper was seen --
Hell on earth --
"Oklahoma rain" --
Dakota land --
The Lane County bachelor --
The state of Arkansas --
Mining localities peculiar to California --
"Hasty and grotesque" --
"Slops and parings of names: --
Not lovely but honest --
How Louse Creek was named --
"Bizarre and original place names" of Appalachia --
"Circuitous styles of expression" --
Ilinois as it was --
Hoosier --
Sucker --
The poorest ground you ever seen --
A poor country --
Hill-country wonders --
Dry country --
What they say on the plains --
From one extreme to another --
Hell in Texas --
In Kansas --
Salome, "where she danced" --
My frog --
Hot & Yumaresque --
The old Indian trail --
Duluth! --
The Arkansas traveler --
"Change the name of Arkansas? Hell, no!" --
From El Paso to San Antonio.
Responsibility: edited by B.A. Botkin ; with a foreword by Carl Sandburg.

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A collection of folklore, including an index of authors, titles, and first lines of songs and an index of subjects and names.

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