Sound recording of a woman imitating the street cries of a Georgia watermelon merchant. The tune uses both snappy lyrics and exaggerated claims to market the product to passersby.
Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections, 1937-1942. Accessed via web. The Library of Congress American Memory. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/florida/index.html.
African-Americans, vocals, Ethnography, Street Cries, Music, Advertising
Fly 'round, fly 'round young ladies, fly 'round, fly 'round. [inaudible] fly 'round, fly 'round. Watermelons so sweet, don't need no meat. These frog-town people, ain't got no teeth. Fly 'round, fly 'round young ladies, fly 'round, fly 'round. [inaudible] fly 'round, fly 'round.