Note: Another version of this rhyme served to count out who would be 'it' in the 'Hide & Seek' games of my own childhood. Mrs. Jones's version, chanted to a strong rhythm, precedes the playing of a game (essentially a series of conversational scenes) that is known throughout the South. --Step It Down
About the session: The tenth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones.
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