DESCRIPTION: "Evalina has a money accumulator between her legs." "I can get it any time I want it": "three times a day." She "shakes like jelly from her hips on down"
EARLIEST DATE: 1935 (Hurston; see notes)
KEYWORDS: sex bawdy nonballad shanty worksong
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Frye, p. 185, ("My little woman shakes like jelly all over") (1 text)
GarrityBlake, p. 91, ("Evalina, she's got a money 'cumulator") (1 text)
Bright Light Quartet, "Evalina" (on LomaxCD1708)
Crew of the Charles J. Colonna, ("Evalina, she's got a money 'cumulator") (on VaWork)
NOTES: The LomaxCD1708 song is part of the "Menhaden Chanteys" track.
The VaWork song is part of the "Evalina" track.
"Evalina" is a menhaden chanty. See the notes to "Help Me to Raise Them" for information about menhaden chanteys.
Hurston has one verse in her "Mule on de Mount" that belongs here: "I got a woman, she's got money 'cumulated, In de bank" (Zora Neale Hurston, Mules and Men (New York: Harper Perennial, 1990 (paperback edition of J.B. Lippincott, 1935 original)), p. 269. - BS
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