Note: Oh, hush, oh, hush, / Lord, there's somebody calling my name. (repeats) / Oh, my Lord, oh, my Lordy, what shall I do? // Tell me, where was you when the evening sun went down? … / Oh, my Lord, what shall I do? // Oh, let us pray … until the Holy Ghost come … // Oh, way in the night … death come creeping in the room. // Oh, soon, one morning, death left me a motherless child … // She said, hush, oh, hush, / Lord there's somebody's calling my name .. // Oh, death, don't ride so slow .. Do my Lordy … well I do. ala_ses_325
T985R32 T985R32.mp3 T985 New York City 10/61 1961-10-06 Commentary by Bessie Jones on Live Humble Lomax, Alan Reel to Reel commentary African American|Southern U.S. Jones, Bessie|Marchand, Antoinette voice 8 0:07:41 Alan Lomax's apartment, 3rd Street She is not tired. ala_ses_325
T985R33 T985R33.mp3 T985 New York City 10/61 1961-10-06 Live Humble Lomax, Alan Reel to Reel sacred song|spiritual African American|Southern U.S. Jones, Bessie 9 0:01:16 Alan Lomax's apartment, 3rd Street Live humble, humble, humble yourself, / The bell done ring..." (etc). Song text tells the story of Jonah and the whale.
About the session: The tenth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones.
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