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I'm A Soldier (In the Army of the Lord) / Ain't But One Way to Glory4774A, , , , , 8-31-1941, , , , , ,

Performances interspersed with testimony. Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax or heard referred to on the recordings.

Worship service (testimonials)4775A1, , , , , 8/31/1941, , ,

Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax or heard referred to on the recordings.

I'm Gonna Lift Up A Standard for My King4775A2, , , , , 8-31-1941, , , , ,

Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax or heard referred to on the recordings.

Build Up A Building for the Lord / One Day, Lord (I'll Give Up This World and Follow You) / Testimonials / He Died for Me4775B, , , , , 8-31-1941, , , , , ,

Performance followed by testimonials, including some instances of speech-in-tongues and “getting happy.” (These bands are identified as “Sermon and singing” on AFS cards.) Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax or heard referred to on the recordings.

Worship service (testimonials and prayers) / Amen Amen Amen4776A, , , , , 8/31/1941, , , , , ,

Performance of “Amen Amen Amen” is preceded by an introduction of “Mother Vickson” from Shelby, Miss., with both testimonials and prayers before and after. Band is identified simply as “Singing” on AFS card. Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax or heard referred to on the recordings.

Worship service (preaching and Bible reading)4776B, , , , , 8/31/1941, , , ,

Band is identified simply as “Singing” on AFS card. Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax or heard referred to on the recordings.

Witness For My Lord6668A2, , 8-11-1942, ,

Ms. Threadgill gives her age as 64 and says she learned the song in Knoxville, Miss., 35 years earlier. Discussion follows its place in the worship service. “Just a hally song” used during collection.

I'm Gonna Lean On the Lord6668A3, , 8-11-1942, ,
They've Taken My Lord Away6668B1, , 8-11-1942, ,

Followed by discussion of song, which she learned from her mother as a child in Natchez.

Rock Daniel6668B2, , , 8-11-1942, ,

Followed by discussion of song, in which the singers explain “rocking” to Lomax.

Shout for Joy6668B3, , 8-11-1942, ,
You Got to Stand Your Test In Judgment6668B4, , 8-11-1942, ,
Father, I Stretch My Hand to Thee6668B6, , 8-11-1942, , ,
Red Wasp Is Stinging Me6669A2, , 8-12-1942, ,
Miss Sue from Alabama / Who De Cat (Sail, Sail)6669A3, , 8-12-1942, ,
Little Girl, Little Girl (Yes Ma'am)6669A4, , 8-12-1942, ,
Draw Me A Bucket of Water6669A5, , 8-12-1942, ,

Followed by a description of game.

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Draw Me A Bucket of Water6669A6, 8-12-1942, ,

Followed by a description of (skipping) game. Group also likely includes Etherine Harris and Mary Lee Johnson. Ms. Harris (relation to Etherine unknown) is an adult and a teacher at the Coahoma County Agricultural High School. See those recordings for more of her songs.

6669B1, , , , ,

Identified on AFS card as “Gwan Down Rabbit.”

Go On Down, Rabbit (#2)6669B2, 8-12-1942, , ,

Identified on AFS card as “Gwan Down Rabbit.”

Satisfy6669B3, 8-12-1942, , , Y/
Sea Lion6669B4, 8-12-1942, , ,