A World Treasury of Oral Poetry

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Ruth H. Finnegan
Indiana University Press, Jan 1, 1978 - Folk poetry - 548 pages
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Contents

Introduction
1
Dear as the moon
17
There is no rest
25
Benediction for the felt
43
Title of a swift horse
51
Prince Sumiya
58
The speckled horse
64
The word of a wolf encircled by the hunt by Sandag
70
Piano at evening by Palea
286
The six periods of creation
294
Chant to Io by Tiwai Paraone
297
Love dirge
303
Oh how my love with a whirling power by Tukehu
309
We object
316
Australian Aborigines of Arnhcm Land
319
Songs from the Djanggawul cycle
328

Parting
78
Tinore
83
Open the door
96
A denunciation by Mahammed Abd1lle Hassan
102
The best dance
108
The Suez crisis
115
Shaka
120
Senzangakhona I2
128
War song
134
Teasing song by Princess Magogo 4
140
Obatala the creator
149
Dirge for Fajuyi by Omobayode Arowa 54
156
Leopard
163
Virgin
175
The merry jovial beggar by Peter Casey 18
181
No Irish need apply
187
St Kevin
192
Lisnagade
198
Pueblo
204
Shadows
210
Flute song by Masaveimah and Kavanghongevah
216
The sunrise call
222
Solitary song
229
Mens impotence
235
The gull by Nakosuk
241
It is hard to catch trout by Piuvkaq
247
Invocation by Nakasuk
253
Born was the island
259
The water of Kane
268
Invocation for a storm
274
Fathomless is my love by Kalola
280
Song 4
329
Song 6
330
Song 7
331
Song 10
332
Song 11
333
Song 12
334
Song 21
335
Song 22
337
Song 27
339
Song 30
340
Song 33
341
Song 57
342
Song 84
343
Song 92
344
Song 135
346
Song 166
347
Song 172
348
Song 182
349
Yellow cloud as sung by Liagarang
350
If you see my mother by Mack Maze
363
To the pines
376
Pastures of plenty by Woody Guthrie
379
Beowulfs fight with Grendels mother from Beowulf
407
Zong Belegt Baatar Mongol 43
430
Blood Marksman and Kureldei the Marksman Tatar
445
The golden seaotter from Kutune Shirka by Wakarpa
463
Ballad of the Hidden Dragon medieval Chinese
493
Acknowledgements
511
Index of titles and first lines
537
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About the author (1978)

RUTH FINNEGAN is a visiting research professor and emeritus professor in the faculty of social sciences at the Open University in the U.K.

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