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I'm So Glad I Got My Religion In Time4764A18-29/30-1941, , ,

Levels inconsistent; some drop-outs due to poor disc condition.

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I'll Be Waiting Up There4764A28-29/30-1941, , , unidentifiedhymn sacred-song spiritualvocalcoahomamississippiking ararat
Oh, Freedom!4764A38-29/30-1941, , , unidentifiedhymn sacred-song spiritualvocalcoahomamississippiking ararat
Oh, Freedom!4764A38-29/30-1941, , , unidentifiedhymn sacred-song spiritualvocalcoahomamississippiking ararat
Daniel4764A48-29/30-1941, , ,

Levels inconsistent; some drop-outs due to poor disc condition.

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Announcements and collection4764B8-29/30 1941, , , ,

Disc starts with the singing of “I’m So Glad (I Done Got Over).” Upcoming events and collections are announced, including an announcement of Mrs. Lomax’s donation of $2, with applause following.

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Rock, Daniel (#1)4765A1, , , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941, , ,

Rev. Savage dedicates the performance to Rev. Dr. Lowell [?], pastor of the church. Followed by discussion between Lomax and Rev. Savage about song’s context and meaning. Rev. Savage says he learned the song from his grandmother, who sang it in slavery-times. (Lomax erroneously identifies Savage as Henry Joiner in his notebook.)

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Hallelu, Hallelu4765A2, 8-29/30-1941, , ,

Followed by Lomax interview with Annie Anderson, one of the songleaders, about song’s context and meaning and “getting happy” at meetings. Rev. Savage discusses the theological relevance of the sun and stars to conversation.

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Testimony on conversion experience4765B18-29/30-1941, joinerhreligious-speechvocalcoahomamississippiking ararat
This Is My Burying Ground4765B2, , , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941, , , anniea joinerc drakes fannie joinerh hester clarkj stith smithl revsavage tomjonessacred-song shout spiritualvocalcoahomamississippiking ararat
Let Me Ride4765B3, , , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941, , ,

Rev. Savage introduces himself (he’s visiting from Hollandale, Mississippi.)

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Samson4766A1, , , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941If I Had My Way, I'd Tear the Building Down, , ,

Identified as “Samson” on AFS card. Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax; not all of them can be confirmed to perform on this band.

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O David4766A2, , , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941Little David, Play On Your Harp, , ,

Identified as “O David” on AFS card.

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I Know the Lord Will Fix A Way for Me4766A3, , , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941, , ,

Led by Hester Jones. Preceded by discussion of where she learned the song. Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax; not all of them can be confirmed to perform on this band.

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I'm No Way Worried (Glory Hallelujah)4766A4, , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941, , ,

Joiner sings lead and introduces the song as one she learned from her mother

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I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray4766B1, , , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941, , ,

Tape (not disc) transfer, as can be heard by speeding up to pitch at top.

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Calvary4766B2, , , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941, , ,

Followed by discussion of song by Rev. Savage and Henry Joiner. Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax; not all of them can be confirmed to perform on this band.

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He Rose, He Rose4766B3, , , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941, , ,

Lomax requests this song at the end of the preceding band. Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax; not all of them can be confirmed to perform on this band.

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Moaning4767A1, , , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941, , ,

Identified as such on AFS card. Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax; not all of them can be confirmed to perform on this band.

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I'm Goin' to Stay On the Battlefield Till I Die4767A2, , , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941, ,

Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax; not all of them can be confirmed to perform on this band.

Note that 4767B is unrelated to the Coahoma sessions.

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Near the Cross6612B4, 7-20-1942

“Bemford’s” surname is not given, nor are the fourth and fifth members of the group. Johnson is identified as the “President of the Quartet [sic].”

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Tossed and Driven6612B5, , , , 7-20-1942I'm Trying to Make Heaven My Home; I've Heard of a City Called Heaven

“Bemford’s” surname is not given, nor are the fourth and fifth members of the group. Johnson is identified as the “President of the Quartet [sic].”

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There's No Grave Can Hold My Body Down6613A1, , , , 7-20-1942

Followed by plea for upright conduct. “Bemford’s” surname is not given, nor are the fourth and fifth members of the group. Johnson is identified as the “President of the Quartet [sic].”

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Speech6613A27-20-1942

Johnson makes a plea for brotherhood and upright conduct.

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Get Away, Jordan6613A3, 7-20-1942Wasn't That A Mighty Day

“Bemford’s” surname is not given, nor are the fourth and fifth members of the group. Johnson is identified as the “President of the Quartet [sic].”

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Recitation (I Believe the Good Old Bible From the Beginning to the End)6613A47-20-1942

Speaker is identified as the second tenor of the group.

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I Thank the Lord I'm In His Care6613A5, , , , 7-20-1942In My Savior's Care

“Bemford’s” surname is not given, nor are the fourth and fifth members of the group. Johnson is identified as the “President of the Quartet [sic].” Followed by largely indecipherable discussion off mic.

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Talk on recording / machine set-up6642B3, 7-28-1942

Lomax and Williams discuss what she’s going to sing; he cautions against walking across the floor while the disc is being cut.

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Don't Care Where You Bury My Body6642B47-28-1942

Ms. Williams says she learned the song from her grandmother. She sings a fragment of “Glory, Glory, Hallelujah” that she heard from her. Discusses hearing her first hymn, “Am I Born to Die,” at age five from her aunt.

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Interview about Don't Care Where You Bury My Body / Glory, Glory, Hallelujah6642B5, 7-28-1942, , lomax anniewhymn sacred-song spokenvocalcoahomamississippiannie
Am I Born to Die6642B67-28-1942, anniewlining-hymn sacred-songvocalcoahomamississippiannie
Interview about her family singing, praying, and shouting6642B7, 7-28-1942

Ms. Williams discusses the various ways of getting happy and being moved by the spirit. She then addresses some younger visitors, telling them they can come back and perform song ring plays and reels for Lomax and Jones.

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There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood6642B87-28-1942, anniewlining-hymn sacred-songvocalcoahomamississippiannie
Interview about Watts hymns (lining hymns), education, and old songs6643A1, 7-28-1942

Ms. Williams discusses her family’s singing – both jubilee and Watts hymns – and her education and that of her children. She sings fragments of “Rock Daniel,” “Chariot’s Coming (Jubilee),” “Mockingbird.”

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Free At Last6643A27-28-1942anniewsacred-songvocalcoahomamississippiannie
You Don't Believe I'm A Child of God6643A37-28-1942

The accompanying voices are presumably of her younger family members present.

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Don't Grieve After Me6643A47-28-1942anniewsacred-songvocalcoahomamississippiannie
Chicka Ma, Chicka Ma, Caney Crow / Billy Boy6643B17-28-1942,

Brief discussion follows.

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Ain't Gonna Rain No More (#1)6643B27-28-1942

Brief discussion follows. Identified on AFS card as “Taint Gonna Rain No Mo’.”

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When the Saints Go Marching In6643B37-28-1942mosssacred-songvocalcoahomamississippiannie
Sunday Morning Band6643B47-28-1942mosssacred-songvocalcoahomamississippiannie
Never Said A Mumblin' Word6643B57-28-1942mosssacred-songvocalcoahomamississippiannie
Mary Mack6643B6, , , 7-28-1942, ,

Demonstration of game follows.

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I'm A Funny Little Dutch Girl6643B7, , , 7-28-1942, ,

Mason sings the song unaccompanied then demonstrates the game.

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Chicka Ma, Chicka Ma, Caney Crow6643B8, , , 7-28-1942, , austin woodsd davisej masongame-song play-songclapping vocalcoahomamississippiannie
Shortenin' Bread (#1)6644A1, , , 7-28-1942, , austin woodsd davisej masongame-song play-songclapping vocalcoahomamississippiannie
Mister Frog Went A-Courtin' (#1)6644A2, , , 7-28-1942Froggie Went A-Courtin', , austin woodsd davisej masongame-song play-songclapping vocalcoahomamississippiannie
Sally Go Round the Sunshine6644A3, , , 7-28-1942, , austin woodsd davisej masongame-song play-songclapping vocalcoahomamississippiannie
Little Sally Walker6644A4, , , 7-28-1942, , austin woodsd davisej masongame-song play-songclapping vocalcoahomamississippiannie
Pullin' the Skiff6644A5, , , 7-28-1942, , austin woodsd davisej masongame-song play-songclapping vocalcoahomamississippiannie
Rock Daniel6644A67-28-1942, ,

First name unknown.

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What A Time (Shout for Joy) / Interview about shouting, the sanctified church, and singing at work6644A7, 7-28-1942, ,

Followed by discussion (with John Cameron) about shouting and getting happy in church. Lomax attempts to coax Ms. Williams to talk about the sanctified church, the “new religion,” but she doesn’t recognize it as such. Discussion continues about singing at work and cotton picking.

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All Night Long6644B17-28-1942

Ms. Williams tells Lomax this song is a “hally” (hallelujah). “Shout if you want on it. Pat your hands on it.”

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Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground6644B2, 7-28-1942,

Others join in halfway through the singing. “Assisted in prayer by Sister Williams,” Cameron jokes at the end.

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Satisfy (#1)6644B3, , , , 7-28-1942Satisfied, , austin woodsd davisej mason stampgame-song play-songclapping vocalcoahomamississippiannie
Frairs Point Victory Song6644B4, , , , 7-28-1942

Presumably the fight song from a local high school.

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Ice Cream, Soda Water6644B5, , , , 7-28-1942, , austin woodsd davisej mason stampgame-song play-songclapping vocalcoahomamississippiannie
Milk, Milk6644B6, , , , 7-28-1942,

Likely other girls are involved who were unidentified. (A Ruby is addressed before the singing.)

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Hide and Go Seek6645A1, , , , 7-28-1942,

Identified on AFS card as “Hiding Go Seek.” This band includes several hide-and-seek counting-off rhymes, as well as a “poem” (“Hush Little T-Model, Don’t You Cry). Each of the girls introduces herself before their recitation.

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Counting-out rhymes6645A2, , 7-28-1942,

Identified on AFS card as “Hiding Go Seek.” These are counting-off/counting-out rhymes: “Cornbread Rough,” “Engine, Engine Number 9,” “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”

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One Potato, Two / Hickory Dickory Dock6645A3, 7-28-1942,

Identified on AFS card as “Hiding Go Seek.”

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Come On Boys, Let's Go to Hunting (It Don't Suit Me)6645A4, , , , , 7-28-1942

Followed by explanation of song, and presumably the source, last name Walker. Identified on AFS card as “a local parody” (of “It Just Suits Me”).

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Jump, Mister Rabbit6645A5, , , , 7-28-1942,

Title given is that on AFS card. Girls sing “Jump up the rabbit.”

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Mister Frog Went A-Courtin' (#2)6645A6, , , , 7-28-1942, woodsd flora mason stamp rubystampgame-song play-songvocalcoahomamississippiannie
Doctor, Doctor Can You Tell (Mister Frog Went A-Courtin' In a Haystack)6645A7, , , , 7-28-1942, woodsd flora mason stamp rubystampgame-song play-songvocalcoahomamississippiannie
Satisfy (#2)6645A8, , , , 7-28-1942, woodsd flora mason stamp rubystampgame-song play-songvocalcoahomamississippiannie