Drop 'Em Down Together

DESCRIPTION: An axe song: "Drop 'em down together (x3), Whoa Lord, Make 'em sound much better (x3) When you drop 'em down together." The singer calls to his girl(s), asks for water, and talks about the act of cutting the trees
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1965 (recorded from J. B. Smith by Jackson)
KEYWORDS: nonballad separation work
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Jackson-DeadMan, pp. 254-255, "Drop 'Em Down Together" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Jackson notes that this is one of the few songs he collected from J. B. Smith that did not appear to have any of Smith's own work in it; most of the material is found in other songs. It is ironic to note that there seem to be no other versions known (though, as with many prison songs, it can be hard to tell). - RBW
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File: JDM254

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