“Po' Li'l Ella”
"I'll tell you somep'n that bothers my mind: Po' li'l Ella laid down an' died." "I wouldn't a-minded little Ella dyin', But she left three chillum." "Judge, you dome me wrong, Ninety-nine years is sho' too long!"
Scarborough claims this is "a favorite in East Texas sawmill districts." But I've seen no other signs of it. - RBW
- Scarborough-NegroFS, pp. 278-279, "Po' Li'l Ella" (1 text, 1 tune)
- BI, ScNF278B