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184 NEGRO FOLK MUSIC IN THE NEW WORLD
example 9-2. Negro spiritual, "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," and analo­gous white spiritual, from George Pullen Jackson, White and Negro Spirituals (New York: J. J. Augustin, 1943), pp. 182-83.
Lead Belly, whose real name was Huddie Ledbetter, a Texas con­vict who was discovered by the famous folk song collector, John Lomax. Lead Belly sang many songs, but perhaps his main contribu­tion was a number of blues songs. Typically the form of these was







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