Jimmy Bell's in Town
DESCRIPTION: "Jimmy Bell's in town, Lordy, walkin' round, He got greenbacks enough, sweet babe, to make a man a suit." Bell preaches a sermon, warning of the dangers of hell; "All them sisters sittin' in the back corner Cryin' Jimmy Bell my man."
EARLIEST DATE: 1963
KEYWORDS: clergy nonballad Hell
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Courlander-NegroFolkMusic, p. 75, "Jimmy Bell's in Town" (1 text, probably partial)
ADDITIONAL: Harold Courlander, _A Treasury of Afro-American Folklore_, Crown Publishers, 1976, pp. 340-341, "(no title)" (1 text)
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