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Historic Bibliographies and Reference Aids

A List of Printed Sources for "Little Brown Dog" and Similar Songs

Compiled by: Archive of Folk Culture staff
Publication Date: September 22, 1969

Baring-Gould, Sabine.
A Book of Nursery Songs and Rhymes. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1907. Pp. 5-7: "A Lying Tale."

Cazden, Norman.
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."

Haufrecht, Herbert.
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'."

Leach, MacEdward.
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, Pennsylvania.

Peacock, Kenneth.
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 versions.

Sears, Jerry.
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, 1939.

Von Schmidt, Eric.
Come for to Sing. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1963. Pp. 32-33: "Taddle-o-Day."

Welles, Meg.
Just Plain Folk Songs: An American Sampler. New York: Rosarita Music, Inc. 1964. Pp.50-51: "Dawg named Don."

 

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