Throw Me Anywhere

DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "Throw (me, my body) anywhere, In that old field (x4)."Verses: "Members (deacons, preachers, brothers, ...), you want to die, Lord, In that old field (x4)."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1942 (Parrish)
KEYWORDS: burial death nonballad religious
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Parrish 20, pp. 108-111, "Throw Me Anywhere"; Parrish 40, pp. 175-177, "In That Old Field" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
RECORDINGS:
John Davis and the Georgia Sea Island Singers, "Buzzard Lope" (on LomaxCD1713)
Bessie Jones and the Georgia Sea Island Singers, "Buzzard Lope" (on LomaxCD1713)

NOTES: The current description is based on the Parrish text. Parrish writes, "In ante-bellum days the slaves called the graveyard 'the ole field.'" - BS
Last updated in version 4.1
File: Parr020

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