Emma You My Darlin'
DESCRIPTION: The instructions to "Emma" are followed by the players -- "You turn around dig a hole in the ground" -- mixed with commentary "you're my darling," "you're the bad girl," "you're from the country." Alternate lines: "Oh Emma Oh"
EARLIEST DATE: 1942 (Parrish-SlaveSongsOfTheGeorgiaSeaIslands)
KEYWORDS: nonballad playparty
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Parrish-SlaveSongsOfTheGeorgiaSeaIslands 16, pp. 95-96, "Emma You My Darlin'" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [23 words]: Parrish-SlaveSongsOfTheGeorgiaSeaIslands illustrates the "ring-play" formation with a photograph -- illustration 30 -- opposite p. 192. - BS
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