Collected by Irene Carlisle Mrs. Frances Oxford
Transcribed by Mary C. Parler Spring Valley, Arkansas
March 9, 1951
Reel 95, Item 4
Bonnie Black Bess
(Learned from a cousin who came to Arkansas from Oklahoma. Mrs. Oxford's
text is the complete version of the one sung by Mrs. Rachel Henry, on
(See Reel 91 under this title for complete text as sung by Mrs. Oxford.
Parentheses indicate which parts of the song were not sung by Mrs.
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