West Virginia's Appalachian Music and Literature

Teacher's Guide: Bibliography

See also Applit Bibliographies and Sources for More Stories and Songs.

The following materials were used in producing this unit:

General Information:

Maurer, B. B., ed. Mountain Heritage. Parsons, W. Va.: McClain Printing Company, 1980.


Boette, Marie, ed. Singa Hipsy Doodle and Other Folk Songs of West Virginia. Parsons, W. Va.: McClain Printing Company, 1972.

Chase, Richard, compiler. Singing Games and Play Party Games. New York: Dover Publications, 1967.

Comstock, Jim, ed. West Virginia Songbag. Richwood, W. Va.: Jim Comstock, 1974.

Dallin, Leon and Lynn Dallin. Heritage Songster: 332 Folk and Familiar Songs. Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. C. Brown Company, 1966.

Erbsen, Wayne. Backpocket Old Time Song Book. Asheville, N. C.: Wayne Erbsen Music company, 1981.

Erdei, Peter, ed. 150 American Folk Songs to Sing, Read, and Play. New York: Boosey & Hawkes, 1974.

Gainer, Patrick W. Folk Songs from the West Virginia Hills. Grantsville, W. Va.: Seneca Books, 1975.

________. The West Virginia Centennial Book of 100 songs. 1963.

Hill Lorists (Judy P. Byers, John H. Randolph, Noel W. Tenney). Lore of the Hills. [six audio tapes] West Union, W. Va.: Hill Lorists, 1989.

Kersey, Robert E., compiler. Just Five. Melville, N. Y.: Belwin Mills, 1972.

Tobitt, Janet and Alice White. Dramatized Ballads. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1937.

Tribe, Ivan M. Mountaineer Jamboree: Country Music in West Virginia. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1984.


Carmer, Elizabeth and Carl Carmer. Tony Beaver, Griddle Skater Champaign, Ill.: Garrard Publishing, 1965.

Cober, Mary E. The Remarkable History of Tony Beaver, West Virginian. New York: David McKay Co., 1953.

Deitz, Dennis. The Greenbrier Ghost and Other Strange Stories. 4th ed. South Charleston, W. Va.: Mountain Memories Books, 1990.

McNeill, Louise. Hill Daughter: New & Selected Poems Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1991.

Musick, Ruth Ann. The Telltale Lilac Bush and Other West Virginia Ghost Tales. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1965.

Rylant, Cynthia. Appalachia: The Voices of Sleeping Birds. San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1991.

________. When I Was Young in the Mountains. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1982.

West Virginia's Appalachian Music and Literature is a self-contained teaching unit by Avis Caynor and Reneé Wyatt (1997), reprinted with permission in 2003 in the larger web site AppLit. See Study Guides and Lesson Plans for other teacher's guides in AppLit.