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9 results for North Carolina Folklore Journal Vol. 5 Issue 2, Dec 1957
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16514
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The quaint and humorous epitaphs that are present on North Carolina gravestones provide a unique collection regional folklore.
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35148
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The origin story of the phrase “talking to Buncombe,” which means to simply speak for show.
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35145
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This is the origin of UNC Chapel Hill’s official song. It is set to the tune of Amici, and was originally sung by a glee club, although many of the lyrics are different now. Several of the verses are included.
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35147
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Two stories told to the author by her mother in law. The first is “The Spell on Grandma Parker’s Cow,” and the second is “Grandmother Melton’s Rue Plant.”
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35144
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This article features several haints, or ghost stories, that the author had heard while growing up in Wilkes County.
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35143
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A collection of epitaphs the author collected from cemeteries, some lighthearted, others of a darker nature.
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35146
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A short collection of riddles with a prelude about how and which riddles have survived.
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35150
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This is the author’s take on the origin of the phrase “he ought to be bored for the simples.”
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35149
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The authors traveled around different places in the US, Mexico, and Europe collecting ballads.
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