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Thread #96348   Message #1884907
Posted By: Azizi
13-Nov-06 - 03:16 PM
Thread Name: Why do our songs last so long ?
Subject: RE: Why do our songs last so long ?
sorry about that repeated "on a roll" comment. And btw, I prefer whole wheat bread and hold the mayonnaise please...

Also, sorry about the formatting of that cheer.

:o)

And thurg's comment about African traditions being constantly revitalized, revised and expanded reinforces my comment about the new form of call & response cheers. Btw. the earliest example of this playground rhyming activity that I've found was in a mid 1970s field recording of Washington DC Black girls.