“Round River Drive”

Author: Unknown; versified by Douglas Malloch
Keywords: lumbering talltale humorous logger work recitation
Found in: US(MW)

Description

Recitation; multiple stories of Paul Bunyan

Notes

This is an encyclopedic collection of Bunyan tales, which despite its length made it into oral tradition. Paul Bunyan is sometimes derided as a phony folk-hero, and he's certainly been heavily commercialized, but Beck makes clear that these were genuine folk tales.- PJS

The story is in fact quite a bit more complicated than that; see the notes to "Paul Bunyan." - RBW

Cross references

References

  1. Beck 95, "Round River Drive" (1 text)
  2. Roud #6523
  3. BI, Be095