:: Title :: Gator
:: Genre :: game song, 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 II 10/61
:: Date :: 10/3/1961
:: Reference Information :: T984.0, Track 21 (00:00:35)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - The eighth of 21 recording sessions with Bessie Jones. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jones: '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: Editor]
:: Collection :: Bessie Jones 1961-1962

 

 

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