:: Title :: Elephant Fair
:: Genre :: children's song, game song, rhyme
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Jones, Bessie
:: 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., African American, Sea Islands, Georgia
:: Session :: Bessie Jones III 9/61
:: Date :: 9/26/1961
:: Reference Information :: T977.1, Track 24 (00:00:43)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The fourth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Step It Down book: "This is just a jump; it's a play that we always played. Mama used to play it too. I have it now for the children; they stands in a line or either in a ring as they want to but they all jump, you know, dance this. It's a hard jump; it's good for you, makes you strong. I played it with the children this morning and one boy said, 'Oh, tell me when to stop! Just stop me!' He was really doing it." [Source: Step It Down]
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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