:: Title :: Gonna Get Me A Gator
:: Genre :: play song
:: 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 :: T980.0, Track 19 (00:01:48)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - 13 of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Transcription notes read: "This is just a little play song that comes from St. Simons Island. I don't know all of it. The words mean they're going to make a lot of money and carry it back to the island, carry it back to their gal. A lot of the folks eat alligator tail, and the song means they are going to have a big alligator party." [Source: Transcription Notes]
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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