:: Title :: East Coast Line
:: Genre :: clapping 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 VII 10/61
:: Date :: 10/12/1961
:: Reference Information :: T982.0, Track 10 (00:00:34)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - 13 of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - "Way down yonder on the East Coast Line / They eat syrup by the gallon, / They eats meat by the pound, / They eats bread by the pone // She's pretty in the face, / She's neat in the waist. // Refrain: Shake it to the east / Shake it to the west / Shake it to the very one you love the best." "'We thought Jacksonville was the magic city of the world, you know, because we heard so much talk of it. And it was on the East Coast Line? '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'." --Step It Down [Source: Step It Down book]
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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