Historic Bibliographies and Reference Aids
A List of Printed Sources for "Little Brown Dog" and Similar
Compiled by: Archive of Folk Culture staff
Publication Date: September 22, 1969
A Book of Nursery Songs and Rhymes. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co.,
1907. Pp. 5-7: "A Lying Tale."
A Book of Nonsense Songs. New York: Crown Publishers,
Inc., 1961. Pp. 44-45: "The Lofty Giant."
Cutting, Edith B.
Lore of an Adirondack County. Ithaca: Cornell Studies in American
History, Literature, and Folklore, Volume 1, 1944. Pp. 72-73: "The
Biggest Lie That Was Ever Told."
Folk Songs for Everyone. New York: Remick Music Corp.;
1962. P. 125: "Autumn to May" (by) "Paul Stookey
and Peter Yarrow."
Hudson, Arthur Palmer.
Folksongs of Mississippi and Their Background. Chapel Hill: University
of North Carolina Press, 1936. P. 275: "To London I Did
Go." "Text obtained by Miss Emma Ruth Corban from
Mr. L. V. Craig, Homewood. This is a rhymed version of 'Jack
the Giant Killer'."
Folk Ballads and Songs of the Lower Labrador
Coast. Ottawa: National
Museum of Canada, Bulletin No. 201, Anthropological Series
No. 68, 1965. Pp. 278-279: "The Lying Song."
Lomax, John A. and Alan.
Our Singing Country. NewYork: Macmillan, 1941. Pp. 108-109: "Toll-A-Winker." Transcribed
from Archive of Folk Song disc AFS 64A2, "Long Come Johnny," sung
by Ella, Foy and Ado Gant, recorded by John A. and Alan Lomax
at Austin Texas, November 1935.
Newell, William Wells.
"Nursery Rhymes from Maine." Journal
of American Folklore,
volume 4, number 14, July-September 1891, pp. 269-270. Two "rhymes." The
second, entitled "Jack the Giant-Killer," is from Germantown,
Songs of the Newfoundland Outports. Three volumes, Ottawa: National
Museum of Canada, Bulletin No. 197, Anthropological Series
No. 65, 1965. Volume 1, pp. 24-29: "A Tale of Jests." Three
Recorded Hits of Peter, Paul and Mary. New York: Pepamar
Music Corp., 1962. Pp. 5-7: "Autumn to May". "Word
and music by Paul Stookey and Peter Yarrow."
Seeger, Ruth Crawford.
American Folk Songs for Children. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co.,
Inc. 1948. Pp. 114-115: "Have a Little Dog" or "Toll-A-Winker." From
same source as in Our Singing Country.
Animal Folk Songs for Children. New York: Doubleday, 1950. Pp.
28-29: "Little Brown Dog." Transcribed from Archive
of Folk Song disc AFS 2957A2, sung by Mrs. Birmah Hill Grissom,
recorded by Herbert Halpert at Saltville, Mississippi, May 8,
Von Schmidt, Eric.
Come for to Sing. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1963. Pp. 32-33: "Taddle-o-Day."
Just Plain Folk Songs: An American Sampler. New York: Rosarita
Music, Inc. 1964. Pp.50-51: "Dawg named Don."