Note: Identified on AFS card as "Pulldo," referred to in the first line of the song. Bruce Jackson, in Wake Up Dead Man: Afro-American Worksongs from Texas Prisons, defines "pull-do" as "an incompetent worker, someone who shirks or makes too many mistakes, someone who can't pull his own weight in a squad."
Technical Note: As of March 2019, a transfer direct from disc was not available. Audio here drawn from preservation reel.
About the session: John Lomax's second recording trip made to Parchman Farm.
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