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"
EARLIEST DATE: 1959 (Davis and Georgia Sea Island Singers recording)
KEYWORDS: slavery freedom nonballad Black(s)
FOUND IN: US(SE)
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)
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