Mary Celestia Parler
Mrs. Rubey Rubow
November 20, 1954
Reel 218, Item 1
("When I was a little girl; we had a woman working
for us, Nancy Brawly, from Green Forest, Arkansas. She
knew a lot of these old songs, but I didn't learn all of
them, or didn't remember them. The story surrounding
this song concerns a woman from Carrollton, Arkansas,
who wrote every event that happened in the community in
verse. And this is one of the songs. I don't recall
the woman's name.")
My name is Flo Eddings,
I'm a son of old Doc,
He surely disowned me
But I'm one of his flock.
Out of Green Forest
I was hired to work,
There they come and handcuffed me
And took me to court.
Down to old Berryville
To jail I was sent,
Da da da-da da da
Da da da da da.
I sent for my father,
I thought all would be well,
He wouldn't come nigh me
And I wish him in hell...
MCP: You don't remember anything of the part about the
RR: I can't recall that part....He was working for some
people out from Green Forest, and I don't know whether
it was a harnass or what was stolen. And this boy
was working there, and of course he was the first
accused, but they found out later that he was just
as innocent as he could be.
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