:: Title :: East Coast Line
:: Genre :: game song, ring play
:: 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 36 (00:01:06)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The fourth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Text: Way down yonder (hey) / On the East Coast line (hey), / They eats syrup by the gallon / And meat by the pound // They eats bread by the pone // [The girl is in the ring] And she's neat around the waist (hey) / And she's pretty in the face // And if I was you / And you was me, / I'd start right still // Now, shake it right back. / Shake it to the east, / Shake it to the west, / Shake it to the very one that you like the best.
0 - Text from 'Step It Down' reads: "Children are all bottomless pits, and their legs are hollow; but the children of Emancipation sing about how pretty you can be if you have good food." [Source: Step It Down]
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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