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Title: toasts, folk tale, and interview (part 2)

Subject: David (Honeyboy) Edwards

Recording Date: 7-22-1942

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Genre: spoken

Instrument: vocal

City: Clarksdale

State: Mississippi

Setting: Delta Tourist Camp

Editor Notes:

Title given is that on AFS card. Largely an interview about catching trains, hobo musicians, and itinerancy. Lomax and Edwards discuss blues lyrics about rambling, being lonesome, and the “crossroads.” Ends with a Titanic toast.

Identified by Lomax as the Delta Tourist Camp (suggested by Chris Smith to be the Delta Tourist Courts • 1600 N. State St. in Clarksdale)

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