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This was the fourth book edited by Dobie for the Society. His energy and enthusiasm were stimulating the collection and study of Texas lore, and readers in general, in addition to teachers and librarians, were becoming aware that Texas possessed an interesting and valuable folklore. Dobie's article on tournament as he knew it in Live Oak County gives information interesting equally to historians of folk festivals and biographers of Dobie. Mary Jourdan Atkinson has recorded many colorful sayings that are seldom heard today; Gates Thomas has some fine songs that he heard sung by African-American workers in the country around Winchester; Douglas Branch presents an essay on buffalo lore; Mary Daggett Laske gives some Christmas customs of Tarrant County; John K. Strecker presents two papers on reptiles of the South and Southwest. In addition to other essays, this reprint added a pamphlet by Will H. Thomas on Negro folksongs which appeared in 1912.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. i
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface to the Reprint Edition
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  1. Remarks Necessary and Unnecessary
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  1. Some Texas Versions of “The Frog's Courting”
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  1. A Texas Border Ballad
  2. pp. 49-55
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  1. Reptiles of the South and Southwest in Folk-Lore
  2. pp. 56-69
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  1. On the Origins of Reptile Myths
  2. pp. 70-77
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  1. Familiar Sayings of Old Time Texans
  2. pp. 78-92
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  1. The Tournament in Texas
  2. pp. 93-103
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  1. Episodes at Ranch Community Dances
  2. pp. 104-106
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  1. Pioneer Christmas Customs of Tarrant County
  2. pp. 107-111
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  1. Superstitions of Bexar County
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  1. Buffalo Lore and Boudin Blanc
  2. pp. 126-136
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  1. Old Time Darky Plantation Melodies
  2. pp. 137-143
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  1. The Negro as Interpreter of His Own Folk-Songs
  2. pp. 144-153
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  1. South Texas Negro Work-Songs
  2. pp. 154-180
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  1. Proceedings of the Texas Folk-Lore Society, 1925
  2. pp. 181-182
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 183-184
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 185-190
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  1. Will Thomas and the Texas Folk-Lore Society
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  1. Some Current Folk-Songs of the Negro and Their Economic Interpretation
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  1. National Endowment for the Humanities Funding Information
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781574410952
Related ISBN
9781574410952
MARC Record
OCLC
608461146
Launched on MUSE
2019-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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