Note: The first two lines of the verse are known all over the South; the rest is a combination of many traditional rhymes and songs. The content is rough and emotionally very satisfying, I suspect. Mrs. Jones started to laugh one day after she said the line, 'Now you Alabama sucker, take your hands off me,' and remarked, 'You know, we couldn't use words like that. We liked it!' --Step It Down. Accelerates.
About the session: The tenth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones.
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