In the hollow of your hand : slave lullabies

McGill, Alice

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  • Creator collected by Alice McGill ; pictures by Michael Cummings
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm + 1 sound disk (4 3/4in.)
  • ISBNs 9780395857557, 0395857554
  • OCLC ocm36942522

Summary

  • A collection of lullabies orally transmitted by African-American slaves revealing their hardships and sorrows as well as soothing notes of well-being and belief in a better time to come.

Contents

  • Sumtimes I rocks my baby -- Lil' girl sittin' in de briar bush -- Every little bit -- Go to sleepy -- Dip-dap dudio -- Watch and pray -- Rock de cradle, Joe -- Who dat tappin' -- Dese lil' toes -- Liddy lay low -- Great big dog -- Big-eyed baby -- Hush-a little baby
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