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Hop, Brother Rabbit, In the Pea Vine (#1)6655A1, 8-10-1942, ,

“Brother” is rendered “brer” on AFS card. Followed by brief discussion of learning and playing the song. Ms. Smith announces that she’s from Hillhouse, Mississippi. (Unclear whether she announces her middle name as “Ford” or “Forrest.”)

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Hop, Brother Rabbit, In the Pea Vine (#2)6655A2, 8-10-1942, ,

“Brother” is rendered “brer” on AFS card. Followed by brief discussion of learning and playing the song. Mrs. Davis announces that she’s from Hillhouse, Mississippi. “Brother” is rendered “brer” on AFS card; standard spelling used here as not all the singers of these separate versions pronounce it “brer.”

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Hop, Brother Rabbit, In the Pea Vine (#3)6655A38-10-1942, ,

“Brother” is rendered “brer” on AFS card.

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Hop, Brother Rabbit, In the Pea Vine (#4)6655A4, 8-10-1942,

“Brother” is rendered “brer” on AFS card. Followed by discussion of learning the song in public school in Coahoma, where she is from, and several short blank bands.

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We Go Logy, Logy, Logy6655A5, 8-10-1942,

A variant of the Hokey Pokey. Followed by discussion of learning and playing the song. Miss Hughes was from Jonestown, Miss.

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Bob-A-Needle6655B2, 8-10-1942,

Followed by explanation of game and discussion of learning/teaching it.

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Mister Frog Went A Courting6655B3, 8-10-1942Froggie Went A Courting,

Followed by explanation of game and discussion of learning/teaching it.

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We're Marching 'Round the Levee6655B48-10-1942,

Zora Neale Hurston sang a very similar variant, “There Stands A Bluebird,” for Lomax in Haiti in late 1936.

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Down By the Green Apple Tree6655B58-10-1942, game-song play-songvocalcoahomacoahomamississippiaggie
Who De Cat (Sail, Sail)6655B68-10-1942Who-Li-Can,

See 6657A2 for “Who-Li-Can,” a variant performed by an older generation.

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How Many Miles to Bethlehem? (#2)6655B7, , 8-10-1942,

Following the performance Florence identifies herself as 11 years old and living on the “King and Anderson place”; Mabel Lou is 12; her stated residence is indecipherable.

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Satisfy (#1)6656A1, 8-10-1942, , game-song play-songclapping vocalcoahomacoahomamississippiaggie
Satisfy (#2)6656A2, 8-10-1942, ,

Followed by a girl named Louise Hicks introducing herself before singing a version that wasn’t recorded.

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Little Sally Walker6656A3, 8-10-1942,

Queen Esther announces that she’s 13 and from Mr. Boland’s [?] place near Clarksdale. Her last name is indistinct, and could be “Harris” (suggested by Chris Smith and census research) or “Ivey.” She explains how the game is played.

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Uncle John's Rabbit6656A4, 8-10-1942, , game-song play-songclapping vocalcoahomacoahomamississippiaggie
Here We Go Loop-Ti-Loop6656A6, , 8-10-1942,

Followed by explanation of the game.

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Did You Ever See the Monkey Do the Motion6657B6, 8-11-1942,

Followed by discussion of learning the game and some inaudible chatter.

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Chicken, My Chicken, My Craney Crow (#2)6657B7, 8-11-1942,

Identified on AFS Card as “Chicken-Ma-Craney-Crow.” Followed by explanation of game.

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Aunt Dinah's Dead (#2)6657B8, 8-11-1942, , game-song play-songclapping vocalcoahomacoahomamississippiaggie
Guessing games6657B98-11-1942, game spokenvocalcoahomacoahomamississippiaggie
Rock Daniel6668B2, , , 8-11-1942, ,

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

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Sorry, Sorry For to Leave You6669A1, , 8-11-1942, Y/sacred-songvocalmoon-lakecoahomamississippicogic mohead
Red Wasp Is Stinging Me6669A2, , 8-12-1942, , game-song play-songvocallula moon-lakecoahomamississippimohead
Miss Sue from Alabama / Who De Cat (Sail, Sail)6669A3, , 8-12-1942, , game-song play-songvocallula moon-lakecoahomamississippimohead
Little Girl, Little Girl (Yes Ma'am)6669A4, , 8-12-1942, , game-song play-songvocallula moon-lakecoahomamississippimohead
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.

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6669B1, , , , ,

Identified on AFS card as “Gwan Down Rabbit.”

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

Identified on AFS card as “Gwan Down Rabbit.”

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Satisfy6669B3, 8-12-1942, , , Y/game-song play-songclapping vocallula moon-lakecoahomamississippimohead
Sea Lion6669B4, 8-12-1942, , , game-song play-songclapping vocallula moon-lakecoahomamississippimohead