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Brewster: Ballads and Songs of Indiana               15
Kittredge, to Professor H. M. Belden, and to Professor Reed Smith I am grateful for help in identifying many of the songs given here. Professor Newman I. White has generously aided me with a note on "Simon Slick." To Professor Stith Thompson I am indebted for kindly encouragement and bibliographical assistance.
My thanks are due also to the officials of the Indiana State Library, the Indiana University Library, and the Cleveland Pub­lic Library for courteous and efficient service in procuring needed books, and to Miss Anne G. Gilchrist, of Lancaster, England, for much helpful information regarding English and Scottish col­lections and texts.
I am indebted to Dr. Ruth Benedict, editor of the Journal of American Folk-Lore, for permission to reprint here several ballad texts and tunes from my "Traditional Ballads from In­diana" (XLVIII (1935), No. 190) ; to the Clarendon Press for the privilege of quoting two stanzas from Clark, The Shirbum Ballads; and to the Harvard University Press for permission to quote from Rollins, The Pepys Ballads. The University of North Carolina Press has kindly allowed me to use a stanza from Odum and Johnson, The Negro and His Songs; and Mr. Arthur Wallace Peach, agent for the Committee on Traditions and Ideals, has given me permission to reproduce in full a version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" from Flanders and Brown, Vermont Folk-Songs and Ballads.
To these and to all others, unnamed here but remembered, who have helped to make this book possible, my grateful thanks.
Paul G. Brewster Oakland City, Indiana July 1, 1939








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