Body, Boots and Britches: Folktales, Ballads and Speech from Country New York by Harold W. Thompson

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From an enormous collection of tall tales, trickster stories, ballads, proverbs and place-names, Mr. Thompson has put together an enchanting book about the pirates, warriors, trappers, guides, lumbermen, whalers, canawlers, rafters, lovers, bandits, and murderers of the Empire State - not to mention its witches, ghosts, and were-wolves.

Dover, c. 1970.
ISBN: 9780486204116. 530 pp.
Softcover. Very good.