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Jamaican Song and Story Annancy stories, digging sings, ring tunes, and dancing tunes   By:

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[Transcriber's Note: Bold text is surrounded by =equal signs=. Italic text is surrounded by underscores . Macrons are indicated in brackets with an equal sign, like this: [=u]. Breves are indicated in brackets with a right parenthesis, like this: [)u].]

The Folk Lore Society

FOR COLLECTING AND PRINTING

RELICS OF POPULAR ANTIQUITIES, &c.

ESTABLISHED IN

THE YEAR MDCCCLXXVIII.

[Illustration: Alter et Idem.]

PUBLICATIONS

OF

THE FOLK LORE SOCIETY

LV.

[1904]

JAMAICAN SONG AND STORY:

ANNANCY STORIES, DIGGING SINGS, RING TUNES, AND DANCING TUNES

COLLECTED AND EDITED BY

WALTER JEKYLL:

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY

ALICE WERNER,

AND APPENDICES ON

TRACES OF AFRICAN MELODY IN JAMAICA

BY

C.S. MYERS,

AND ON

ENGLISH AIRS AND MOTIFS IN JAMAICA

BY

LUCY E. BROADWOOD.

"A few brief years have passed away Since Britain drove her million slaves Beneath the tropic's fiery ray: God willed their freedom; and to day Life blooms above those island graves!"

Whittier

Published for the Folk Lore Society by DAVID NUTT, 57 59 LONG ACRE LONDON 1907

CONTENTS.

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INTRODUCTION (ALICE WERNER), xxiii

AUTHOR'S PREFACE, liii

PART I.: ANNANCY STORIES, 1

1. Annancy and Brother Tiger, 7

2. Yung Kyum Pyung, 11

3. King Daniel, 14

4. Tomby, 16

5. How Monkey manage Annancy, 20

6. Blackbird and Woss woss, 23

7. The Three Sisters, 26

8. William Tell, 29

9. Brother Annancy and Brother Death, 31

10. Mr. Bluebeard, 35

11. Annancy, Puss and Ratta, 38

12. Toad and Donkey, 39

13. Snake the Postman, 43

14. Doba, 46

15. Dry Bone, 48

16. Annancy and the Old Lady's Field, 51

17. Man Crow, 54

18. Saylan, 58

19. Annancy and Screech Owl, 60

20. Annancy and Cow, 63

21. Tacoma and the Old Witch Girl, 65

22. Devil's Honey Dram, 68

23. Annancy in Crab Country, 70

24. Gaulin, 73

25. Annancy, Monkey and Tiger, 77

26. The Three Pigs, 79

27. Dummy, 84

28. Annancy and Candlefly, 86

29. Parson Puss and Parson Dog, 91

30. Chicken Hawk, 94

31. Pretty Poll, 96

32. Annancy and Hog, 98

33. Dry River, 100

34. Yellow Snake, 102

35. Cow and Annancy, 104

36. Leah and Tiger, 108

37. Timmolimmo, 114

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