Mudcat Café message #1705975 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #58897   Message #1705975
Posted By: Barry Finn
29-Mar-06 - 04:50 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Jonah and the Whale-2
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Jonah and the Whale-2
No, Live Humble as sung by the Georgia Sea Island Singers. See Lomax's Southern Journey collection 'Earliest Times' Vol#13. Parrish's version "Linin' Humble" is mostly a one line call & one line response type of singing, as is three songs mentioned from the 'Slave Songs of the United States'. In 'Negro Folk Music of the USA' there's the song "Wake Up Jonah" another one line call & response song but the song follows, somewhat closely to the last verse of the one I posted with the response line as; "Reelin' & a-rockin' o' the ship so long".
In the "Humble Yourself, the Bell Done Rung," from the "Negro Spirituals, or the Songs of the Jubilee Singers," aside from it lacking the Jonah verses does it follow the same patten of the "Live Humble" song posted & does it have related other verses in it, otherwise no showing in the verses I posted? I'd be eger to know.