:: Title :: I'm A Rollin', I'm A Rollin' (Everybody's A Rolling Stone)
:: Genre :: religious song, slavery song, spiritual
:: 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 VII 10/61
:: Date :: 10/12/1961
:: Reference Information :: T978.0, Track 6 (00:03:34)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - 13 of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Text: I'm a rollin', rollin' (repeats), / I'm rolling through this unfriendly world. // Ever since I been newborn, / Rolling through this unfriendly world. // Everybody's a rolling stone, / Rolling through this unfriendly world?.// Mother's child has a hard time / Rolling through this unfriendly time. // Father will do the best he can ? " (etc.) With foot tapping. [Source: Transcription Notes]
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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