:: Title :: Joke about a preacher and a girl afraid of storms
:: Genre :: joke, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Jones, Bessie
Marchand, Antoinette [vocal]
:: 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 X 10/61
:: Date :: 10/25/1961
:: Reference Information :: T968.0, Track 1 (00:03:20)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - 16 of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. The tracks on T969 form a single, long story, and for coherence should be listened to in order.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Bessie tells a bawdy joke about a girl who asks a preacher for help in overcoming her fear of storms. The preacher and the girl head into the woods to cure her fear, taking with them a lap robe and the Bible. The punch line: "You're layin' upon the comfort of the Almighty, your head is upon the word of God, the Son of Man is upon you, and the lightning rod is in you, so you won't be scared of lightning no more."
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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