By R. Gerald Alvey

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Thicker'n fiddlers in hell. self sustaining as a hog on ice. If a bride makes her personal outfits, it's undesirable success. It'll snow in may well if it thunders in February. How's a rooster on a fence like a penny? What's the reddest aspect of an apple?

Learn what folklore and people tradition are and revel in a beneficiant aiding of sayings, rhymes, songs, tall stories, superstitions and riddles from Kentucky.

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So he killed her and threw her body into the river. He was caught, and he paid for the crime. This murder happened in North Carolina over 150 years ago. "Little Omie Wise" is a folk ballad. A ballad is a song that tells a story, usually about a real event. " The story is timeless. It could happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere. That is usually true of folk ballad topics. Kentuckians also tell stories that are not sung. Such stories are called folktales. 54 Folktales Probably the most popular kind of folktale in Kentucky is the joke.

That's because men often tell them while sitting around the courthouse, barber shop, or sale barn. The tales are usually about hunting, fishing, or some other outside activity. Here's a favorite example. 58 You 'member th' year of th' big blizzard? Well I's out huntin' when it came up. I couldn't git back home. I just found me a little 01' cave an' holed up. I had my good 01' Kentucky long rifle-muzzle loader, ya know. Well, pretty soon here comes an 01' bear in the cave. I knowed I was in trouble 'cause I was out'a shot pellets.

For luck, he put a piece of the skin in his hip pocket, a piece in his shoe, a piece in his glove, and tacked a piece up in an old oak tree in his yard. Many Kentucky riddles are like the neck riddles. They are puzzle riddles. " Answer: "I rode. " This is a trick riddle. Trick riddles are popular in Kentucky. Here is the oldest and most popular trick riddle in Kentucky. It probably came from England. 33 When I was agoin' to St. Ives, I met up with a man that had seven wives, And each of them wives had seven sacks, And each of them sacks had seven cats, And each of them cats had seven kittens.

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