:: Title :: Golden Ring Around The Susan Girl
:: Genre :: game song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Ritchie, Jean [vocal]
:: Setting :: Alan Lomax's apartment, 3rd Street
:: Location :: Greenwich Village, New York City (New York), New York (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Southern U.S., Anglo-American, Appalachian, Kentucky
:: Session :: Jean Ritchie I 5/49
:: Date :: 5/5/1949
:: Reference Information :: T1016.0, Track 11 (00:00:32)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Notes on tape box (for session 1016) read: "Game songs" [Source: Tape Box]
2 - Session 1016 is comprised of game songs. Many of them are playparty games. Session 1017 is included as well as both sessions were recorded on May 5, 1949. 1017 returns primarily to ballads and love songs.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jean Ritchie remembers first learning this game from a " a little girl named Hazel," adding that "the song is now a combination of Hazel's and my sisters' words, and some of my own (because my memory of when I was six is not too clear). I suppose I have altered Hazel's tune, too." -Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians As Sung by Jean Ritchie. [Source: Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians]
:: Collection :: Jean Ritchie 1949 and 1950

 

 

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