Justus, May. Introduction by Edwin C. Kirkland.
Title THE COMPLETE PEDDLER'S PACK: GAMES, SONGS, RHYMES, AND RIDDLES FROM MOUNTAIN FOLKLORE.
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition Very Good-
Edition Expanded Edition
Publisher Knoxville University of Tennessee Press 1967
Illustrator Jean Tamburine.
Seller ID 27578
87 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations, music notation. "A treasure for collectors of folklore and for the young of all ages, this book has a rare distinction. As Edwin C. Kirkland points out in the foreword, 'The author is both the collector and the source of the material, and this gives a particular character to the book that is impossible for most other collections of folklore. It has an authenticity, a sincerity, and an air of being alive and present.' Music as well as the words to nineteen songs are now included in this expanded edition of (the book), originally published in 1957. Whenever possible, the source of the material is identified, thus adding an important record for scholars of our cultural heritage. The author's love for the Great Smoky Mountains and the people there is evident throughout the book. She has recorded a way of life for all to remember or to learn about." Contents: A Legacy of Folkore; Nonsense Rhymes (Pocket Full of Rocks; Had a Little Mule; Possum up a Gum Tree; Warning to Book Thieves; Indian Brew; There Was an Old Woman; Raccoon on a Rail; et al.); Riddles, Tongue-Twisters, and Counting-Out Rhymes; Songs and Singing Games (Diller, Diller Dollar; The Whistle Pig Song; Sing a Little Hoe-Down Jordan; Wishing Song; Who Will Shoe My Little Feet; Whoa, Mule Whoa; Some Love Coffee, Some Love Tea; Fiddler's Fair; Here Come the Dukes; Green Gravel, et al); Play-Party Games (Club Fist; Old Cat Tiggy; Bogey Man Boo; Witch Pot; Rabbit in the Turnip Patch; Chicken Thief; Chickie, My Cranie-Crow; Froggie in the Mill Pond, et al.); Signs and Predictions (Weather Rhymes; Witchwood; Spring Calendar; Sneeze Rhyme; Hearthfire; Luck for Hallowe'en, et al); Index of Titles and First Lines. Previous owner's small label on front pastedown, previous owner's name/info. in pen on free front endpaper, book is slightly cocked, minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny scuffs, 1" tear archivally taped, minor rubbing.