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Thread #102695   Message #2086165
Posted By: SharonA
25-Jun-07 - 03:43 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: 'Of All the Animals in the World/Field..'
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Of All the Animals in the World/Field..'
Oh, beastes! Why didn't you say so? ;^)

Here's a verse (emphasis in boldface by me) from this site: MARY ELIZABETH BARNICLE - TILLMAN CADLE COLLECTION

Info about the disk that the song is on:

Subgroup II, FIELD RECORDINGS,
Series B, BAHAMAS RECORDINGS, 1935, Box 8, disk BC-68, Lucerne Hotel, Nassau, the Bahamas, August 1935.
[performed by] Unidentified Group
Side A: (1) Jumping Dance
            (2) "Rub My Belly With -Uh Vaselene"
Side B: (1) "Of All the Beastes in the World, I'd Rather be a Bull,
                   I'd Cock my Tail up on my Back And Eat my Belly Full,
                   in the Lowlands, in the Lowlands
"
             (2) "All Day, All Night Lawd I Gon' Give You Sweet Jellyroll"
             Jumping Dances
             Quadrilles
             Sexually Explicit Song
Recorded by Mary Elizabeth Barnicle and Alan Lomax

"Contained in this series are Bahamian folk songs, game songs, children's songs and dance music recorded by Barnicle and Lomax in 1935. Barnicle and Lomax traveled to the Bahamas in 1935 at the conclusion of their Florida-Georgia trip. There the two continued to make field recordings. The entire Bahamas series consists of almost 150 discs (AFS 386-535). According to Smyth, Lomax deposited his set in the AAFS, while Barnicle kept her set. Presumably, Barnicle's set is that contained in this collection. The detailed list notes who recorded the song, as well as the AAFS number.

"Various types of African-American Bahamian music are included in Series B. Among these are ring plays, rushing songs, hymns, spirituals, working songs, Haitian voo-doo songs, and different types of dance music."