Friday, December 5, 2008

R.I.P. Odetta

My mom, a.k.a. Fat Grams, used to sing this to me and my sisters all the time when we were little. Now she sings it to her grandchildren. Yes, my mom is a small white lady. She's a little odd.

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Tip o' the hat to the sublime HOBAC.


  1. My parents love that song too, it's a really, really great song. Check out Charlie Pride's version on "Live at Panther Hall." Awesome!

  2. O.K. I'm having a small freak out moment here! My mother and grandmother used to sing that to us all the time too. While going to my grandparents we traveled through miles of cotton fields--and guess what we all sang in the car? Now, I'm singing it to my babes!