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Thread #81179   Message #1486906
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
17-May-05 - 08:02 PM
Thread Name: African American Secular Folk Songs
Subject: RE: African American Secular Folk Songs
Then of course there's the mentality that would cause the comment, "Oh, that's just them N__s hollering down in the field."

The coded nature of the songs, the somewhat-unintelligible-to-the-whites (at least some of the time on purpose), and the "Oh, that's just...."
attitude all helped the in-group meaning from being guessed.

Dave Oesterreich