:: Title :: Riddle about a man, a stool, a ham, and a dog
:: Genre :: riddle, 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 XI 10/61
:: Date :: 10/30/1961
:: Reference Information :: T970.0, Track 17 (00:02:06)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - 17 of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - "Two legs sittin' on three legs with one leg in his lap. Up come four legs and grab one leg. Up jump two legs and grab three legs, throws it at four legs to make four legs put one leg down." (A man [with two legs] is sitting on a three-legged stool with a ham of meat [one leg] in his lap when a dog [with four legs] comes along. The man grabs the stool to throw at the dog to make it put down the ham.)
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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