Read 'Em John

DESCRIPTION: Leader sings: John brought the letter, put it on the table, and all the members read it. It said, "let me go!" Responses are "read 'em," "read 'em, let me go"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1959 (Davis and Georgia Sea Island Singers recording)
KEYWORDS: slavery freedom nonballad Black(s)
FOUND IN: US(SE)
RECORDINGS:
Lawrence McKiver and the McIntosh County Shouters, "Read 'Em John" (on McIntosh1)
John Davis and the Georgia Sea Island Singers, "Read 'Em John" (on LomaxCD1713, recorded 1959)

File: RcReEJoh

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