Bully Bornes



Tale told by Jane Muncy at Hyden Elementary School in Leslie County, Kentucky and recorded by Leonard Roberts 10-10-49
Transcription and annotation in "Kentucky Mountain Folk Tales:South from Hell-Fer Sartin" by Leonard Roberts
LR-OR-003, #1 (transcription by Sandra Dolby, in Berea, July 22, 2003) This is Jane Muncy again, telling Bully Bornes, that I heard from my grandmother Once there was three daughters, and their dad loved them very dearly And He'd go to any extent to make them happy One day he was rambling through an antique shop (they were rather rich), and he found a chair that had a sign over it that said "A Wishing Chair" And he went and asked the keeper of the shop what it meant And they said, "Well, this chair, you can sit in it, and it--rock three times--and then make a wish, and it will come true And he said, "Well, how much will you take for that chair?" And they named the price And he said, "Well, I want to buy it" So he bought it and took it home to his daughters And there was one of his favorite daughters named Judy, and the others were Sally and Kate And he took it home to them, and they were out on the porch playing with it and making fun And Kate sat d




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