THE WAYFARING STRANGER'S ORTBOOK by Burl Ives

THE WAYFARING STRANGER'S ORTBOOK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Burl Ives has been inseparably associated with the title song of his early record album, The Wayfaring Stranger, and indeed he deserves his vast reputation as a peripatetic folklore collector. The habit of notebook jotting preserved the best of what has come to Ives' attention over the years: sentimental, or humorous anecdotes about heroes of history, pirates, emigrants, slavery, Mormons, the Salem witches, etc. There are topical verses, quaint 18th and 19th century tombstone epitaphs and other eulogies, and, throughout, lyrics of folksongs well and little known. The young enthusiast participant or listener, will find this rewarding.

Pub Date: Sept. 28th, 1962
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill