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Healthy Children in Clean Backyard, Washington, D.C. September 1935.
Children in a circle game in Washington, D.C. in 1935

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Pearline Simmons and Theresa Sullivan performing "Little Gal, Little Gal, Yes, Ma'am" on May 16, 1939

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Call and Response Songs
This song was another children's singing game with a group of girls responding to one girl's questions. "Little Gal, Little Gal, Yes, Ma'am" was played at recess on the schoolyard in Louisiana in 1939. Do you think the words changed depending on who sang the song?
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CREDIT: Mydans, Carl, photographer. "Healthy Children in Clean Backyard, Washington, D.C.." September 1935. America from the Great Depression to World War II: Photographs from the FSA and OWI, ca. 1935-1945, Library of Congress.
AUDIO CREDIT: Simmons, Pearline and Sullivan, Theresa, performers. "Little Gal, Little Gal, Yes, Ma'am." May 16, 1939. Southern Mosaic: The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip, Library of Congress.