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Roof Top Playgrounds, Children Playing, New York, NY.
Children playing on a roof top playground in New York City

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McDonald Family performs "Rena, Big-Foot Rena" on May 27, 1939

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Call and Response Songs
Here's another call-and-response song sung by the McDonald family from Alabama. They said they had learned some of the songs from their neighbors. Aunt Mollie leads this song, "Rena, Big-Foot Rena," while the rest of the family, Uncle Joe, Jane, and Jim, join in. Listen to the clip; does this sound a little like a song you know?
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CREDIT: "Roof Top Playgrounds, Children Playing, New York, NY." American Landscape and Architectural Design, 1850-1920, Library of Congress.
AUDIO CREDIT: McDonald Family. "Rena, Big-Foot Rena." May 27, 1939. Southern Mosaic: The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip, Library of Congress.