Drop 'Em Down

DESCRIPTION: "Oh Maybelle, drop 'em down" (x2). "I call you, drop 'em down" (x2). "With my diamond, drop...." "I got a lifetime to drop 'em." "I'm gettin' worried." "Where's the sergeant?" "Won't you help me?" An axe song which shares many words with hammer songs
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1965 (recorded from Matt Williams by Jackson)
KEYWORDS: work prison
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Jackson-DeadMan, pp. 248-253, "Drop 'Em Down" (3 texts, 2 tunes, very diverse; Jackson notes that the various informants' versions were each closer to their versions of "Hammer Ring" than to each other!)
File: JDM248

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