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6 results for North Carolina Folklore Journal Vol. 3 Issue 2, Dec 1955
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16516
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Shaker songs and ballads are divided roughly into two groups. Wordless tunes, songs with wordless phrases that recur in formal patterns, and tunes with texts in unknown tongues; and others produced by the intellectual leaders of the sect.
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16515
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Walker provides a sampling of folklore from Rutherford County that includes superstitions, descriptions of the practice of folk medicine, a modern account of the practice of witchcraft, African American words and expressions, a ghost tale, a family anecdote, and a Christmas story.
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Record #:
35084
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Told from the perspective of an uncle to some children, this is a story of how a hunting dog was able to track down opossums from laying in a wheelbarrow when he was too old to walk. There is a recipe for pine bark stew at the end.
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35088
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From his memory, the author relates some stories and lines from songs from his time as a student at Chapel Hill. They relate to college sports and some of the professors.
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35086
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A collection of short stories from western North Carolina concerning the hiding of gold or money. The story titles are: “The Old Miser’s Pot of Gold,” “The Crazy Prospector,” and “Gold Nuggets of the Valley.”
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35092
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The author recounts how he and a man he dined with puzzled over the origin of a word, “Gowbral.” It ended up being a combination of gar broth, used as a term referring to meanness.
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