Note: Story narrated and sung by Bethel Bartholomew. Throughout the narrative Bartholomew sings songs and accompanies himself with hand tapping and/or foot stomping. Alan Lomax calls this performance style “cantefable” and notes that the story is about a “boy [who] tricks the devil’s wife” (Field Log). Alan Lomax can be heard asking questions before and after the story.
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