Volume 57: Red Ruthenia part 2

Considering the large size, the second part of the monograph was divided into two separately bound books, preserving the continuity of page and song numbers. In book 1, the volume contains universal songs: courting and love, about marriage and family, as well as ballads; in book 2, it includes the other sections on folk songs, gentry and town people songs, dances, beliefs, tales, games, proverbs and information about the language. Totally 2,125 songs are collected in this volume. This is the largest and most representative collection of folk music from this region to which Kolberg collected over 1,100 melodies. The chapters concerning beliefs and folk prose are relatively modest, though.