Walk, Billy Abbott

DESCRIPTION: The response to each line is "weavin' low." The call lines are "Walk Billy Abbot," "Shout Billy Abbot," "Shout I tell you," "Swing your partner"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (LomaxCD1708)
KEYWORDS: nonballad
Roud #13976
Willis Proctor and the Georgia Sea Island Singers, "Walk, Billy Abbott" (on LomaxCD1708)
NOTES [56 words]: On LomaxCD1708 Lomax is told that this is a "shout" sung at Christmas and New Years. I have no idea what this song is about. The phrases are repeated many times. The cross-rhythmic clapping is typical of Gullah "shout" hymns (William T. Dargan, Lining Out the Word (Chicago: Center for Black Music Research, 2006), pp. 58, 130, 206). - BS
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