:: Title :: O Happy Land (Steal Up, Young Lady) (Steal Miss Liza)
:: Genre :: dance tune, shout
:: 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 :: T979.0, Track 1 (00:01:41)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - 13 of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Text: "If you're going to steal at all ?/ Steal my man and I'll steal yours ? / You step back and pop your dress ?" This dance song is similar to Lil Liza Jane, one of the oldest attested slavery songs from the pre-Civil war era (see track T979. 35). [Source: Transcription Notes]
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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