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Jelly Roll
Traditional
It once was a children's song sung during games, but later on with new lyrics full of erotical implications, it became something totally different. It is indicated on many bluesmen's recording with the name of the actual performer, and each of them had their own variety of suggestions in the lyrics. Never heard it with these lyrics, so, see higher, it is a Nina Simone song unless otherwise proved. Sometimes it is called Jelly Roll Blues or The New Jelly Roll Blues, amont other titles (typical for blues and gospel music).
--Roger Nupie, personal communication

Recording sessions
1971 February 2-17: New York RCA Manhattan B