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Tales and songs of southern Illinois


First published in 1938, this lively collection of over 150 tales and songs runs the gamut from joy to woe, from horror to humor. In forming the collection, Charles Neely required only that the tales and songs--whether home grown or transplanted from the great body of world lore-- had taken root somehow in the area of southern Illinois known as Egypt. Notable tales include Bones in the Well, A Visit from Jesse James, The Flight of the Naked Teamsters, The Dug Hill Boger, and How Death Came to Ireland; among the songs and ...

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Tales and Songs of Southern Illinois
1998, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809321834

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