:: Title :: Joke about a country girl and her maidenhead
:: 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 2 (00:04:18)
:: 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 - A country girl goes to church with a boy. Her mother tells her daughter not to lose her maidenhead. The boy tricks the girl into looking after her maidenhead by "sewing it on." The girl's mother asks her if she lost it, to which the girl responds that he told the lie that he had run out of thread. The punch line is he "had two big balls of thread and a great big needle."
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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