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Thread #119222   Message #3704989
Posted By: GUEST,Joseph Scott
28-Apr-15 - 07:38 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Libba Cotten's Freight Train
Subject: RE: Folklore: Libba Cotten's Freight Train
Perrow's (A), (B), and (C) are similar to stuff in Newman White pp. 368-9.

Perrow's (B) is similar to part of "Casey Jones" as Furry Lewis did it, and to White p. 375.

To me Perrow's (C) is reminiscent of "You Shall," e.g. this from p. 135 of White (which points forward to so-called "talking blues"):
"The devil will grab at you and miss his man,
Then you slip right over into the promised land.
Eat chittlings."