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New York Folklore Vol. 3. Nos. 1-4, 1977
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NEW YORK FOLKLORE
Vol. 3, Nos. 1-4, Summer-Winter, 1977
CONTENTS

Some Humorous Folk-Etymological Narratives W. F. H. Nicolaisen 1

The Cropsey Maniac

Lee Haring and Mark Breslerman
15

Some Aspects of Worship in a Holiness Church
Beverly Boggs 29

Name Clusters in the North Country
Kelsie B. Harder 45

"I Kicked Three Slats Out of My Cradle First Time I Heard That": Ken Kane, Country Music, and American Folklife
Simon J. Bronner 53

Folk Speech, Custom, and Belief in Harold Frederic’s THE DAMNATION OF THERON WARE and STORIES OF YORK STATE
Douglas Watson 83

Cultural Vestiges and Cultural Blends Among the Pennsylvania Germans
John R. Costello 101

David Hume: Mythologist
Neil R. Grobman 115

Record Review: Come All You Good People (Frank Warner)
Charles L. Todd 131

Contributors
  134


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“Children in New York’s summer camps yearly learn or hear again the story of the Cropsey Maniac, a respected member of the community whose insane desire to avenge an accidental death prompts him to stalk the outskirts of the camp property as a revenant. The camper who strays off the grounds needs to beware of Cropsey, who is probably carrying an ax...”From “The Cropsey Maniac” by Lee Haring and Mark Breslerman



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