Minstrelsy of Maine: Folk-Songs and Ballads of the Woods and the Coast

By Fannie Hardy Eckstorm; Mary Winslow Smyth | Go to book overview

MINSTRELSY OF MAINE
Folk-Songs and Ballads of the Woods and the Coast

COLLECTED BY FANNIE HARDY ECKSTORM AND MARY WINSLOW SMYTH

BOSTON AND NEW YORK HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY The Riverside Press Cambridge 1927

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Minstrelsy of Maine: Folk-Songs and Ballads of the Woods and the Coast
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • List of Books on American Folk-Song xi
  • Contents xiii
  • Every Man His Own Poet 3
  • I - Songs of the Woods 15
  • The Oldest Woods Songs 17
  • The Prose Rhythm 72
  • Woods Songs of the Middle Period 75
  • How Dan Golden Made Up a New Song 133
  • The Later Woods Songs 140
  • The Pursuit of a Ballad Myth 176
  • II - Songs of the Sea and the Shore 199
  • The Back Side of Mount Desert 201
  • Deep-Sea Songs 208
  • Chanteys 235
  • Pirate Songs 246
  • How the Folk Rewrite a Song 266
  • Mournful Songs 270
  • The Story of the Return of The E. A. Horton 303
  • Coastwise Songs 311
  • The Function of the Singer 340
  • Songs of the Pioneers. 345
  • Of Ballads and Ballad-Making 378
  • Index of First Lines 385
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