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This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains popular folklore of Texas and Mexico, including religious anecdotes, stories about Native American dances, stories about petroleum and oil fields, folk songs, legends, customs and other miscellaneous folklore.

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  1. Cover Page
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. i-iii
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. p. iv
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  1. Information for 'How Far Is It From Hell to Breakfast?'
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vi
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  1. Negro Baptizings
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  1. Adventures of a Ballad Hunter
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  1. Carrie Dykes—Midwife
  2. pp. 21-28
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  1. Big Sam and De Golden Chariot
  2. pp. 29-35
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  1. Tale of the Two Companions
  2. pp. 36-41
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  1. Mexican MÜNchausen
  2. pp. 42-56
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  1. Some Odd Mexican Customs
  2. pp. 57-59
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  1. Legend of the Tengo FrÍO Bird
  2. pp. 60-62
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  1. Leaves of Mesquite Grass
  2. pp. 63-81
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  1. Dancing Makes Fun
  2. pp. 82-87
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  1. Dancing Makes Rain
  2. pp. 88-93
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  1. Indian Sign on the Spaniard's Cattle
  2. pp. 94-105
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  1. Ear Marks
  2. pp. 106-116
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  1. White Comanches
  2. pp. 117-125
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  1. Panther Yarns
  2. pp. 126-133
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  1. More About “Hell in Texas”
  2. pp. 134-138
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  1. Oil Patch Talk
  2. pp. 139-148
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  1. Old Newt, the Practical Joker
  2. pp. 149-154
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  1. Moron Jokes
  2. pp. 155-161
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  1. The Musical Snake
  2. pp. 162-164
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  1. The Song of the Little Llano
  2. pp. 165-166
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  1. The Threshing Crew
  2. pp. 167-174
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  1. The Low Down on Jim Bowie
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  1. Proceedings of Texas Folk-Lore Society, 1943
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  1. Contributors
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  1. Index
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  1. National Endowment for the Humanities Funding Information
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