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Thread #73808   Message #2205269
Posted By: Barry Finn
29-Nov-07 - 11:39 PM
Thread Name: Jody's children - kids' rhymes from military chant
Subject: RE: Jody's children - kids' rhymes from military chant
From the prison work song "Jody"

Ain't no use in writing home
Ya, ya,
Ya, ya,
Jody got your girl an' gone
Ya, ya,
Ya, ya,

Ain't use use of you feeling blue
Ya, ya,
Ya, ya,
Jody got your sister too.

This was used as a cross cutting song. John Lomax collected from Irvin Lowery of Gould, Arkansas "Joe The Grinder", whose's also known in African-American folklore as "Jody" & "Jody the Grinder".
It's recorded on 'Afro-American, Blues & Songs' AAFS L-14

Barry