Note: Roger Caillois, in his book 'Man, Play, and Games, categorizes on type of play as 'the pursuit of vertigo'; 'Horse And The Buggy' certainly fits that description. To play it, two children take hands, their arms either crossed or straight, and wheel around, pulling back from each other so that their momentum increases. On the words 'way down low,' they stoop down, sometimes getting down on their knees, but the whirling motion never stops nor does the direction of spin change. At this galloping pace, the call-and-response pattern for the singing is an essential.
About the session: The tenth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones.
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