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Buying the Wind: Regional Folklore in the United States cover
  • ISBN: 9780226158624
  • ISBN10: 0226158624

Buying the Wind: Regional Folklore in the United States

by Dorson, Richard Mercer A

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publish date: 01/01/1964
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Introduction: Collecting Oral Folklore in the United States 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 Awed the Bully of Peak's Island 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 Champion of Moose Hill The Jam on Gurry's Rock II. Pennsylvania Dutchmen 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 2. Jocular Tales The King and Old George Buchanan Kentucky Highland Jets NorthCarolina 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 "Eyuss que t'es marriage" "Le mariage anglais" V. Illinois Egyptians 1. Place Names "Egypt"&
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