Rainbow in the Morning

Rainbow in the Morning


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This Publication of the Texas Folklore Society contains a Texas version of “The Frog's Courting”; a Texas border ballad; folklore of reptiles of the South and Southwest; sayings of old time Texans; episodes at ranch community dances; pioneer Christmas customs of Tarrant County; superstitions of Bexar County; buffalo lore and boudin blanc; old time plantation melodies; the African-American as interpreter of his own folk songs; and South Texas African-American work songs. Appended is the first item published by the Society, a pamphlet by Will H. Thomas on African-American folksongs, which appeared in 1912.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781574410952
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
Publication date: 04/01/2000
Series: Publications of the Texas Folklore Society Series , #5
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

J. Frank Dobie (1888–1964) was an American folklorist, writer, and newspaper columnist best known for many books depicting the richness and traditions of life in rural Texas. In 1922, he became secretary of the Texas Folklore Society and held the post for 21 years.

Table of Contents

Rainbow in the Morning
Preface to the Reprint Edition1
Remarks Necessary and Unnecessary3
Some Texas Versions of "The Frog's Courting"5
A Texas Border Ballad49
Reptiles of the South and Southwest in Folk-Lore56
On the Origins of Reptile Myths70
Familiar Sayings of Old Time Texans78
The Tournament in Texas93
Episodes at Ranch Community Dances104
Pioneer Christmas Customs of Tarrant County107
Superstitions of Bexar County112
Buffalo Lore and Boudin Blanc126
Old Time Darky Plantation Melodies137
The Negro as Interpreter of His Own Folk-Songs144
South Texas Negro Work-Songs154
Proceedings of the Texas Folk-Lore Society, 1925181
Some Current Folk-Songs of the Negro
Will Thomas and the Texas Folk-Lore Society1
Some Current Folk-Songs of the Negro and Their Economic Interpretation3

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