PAY ME MY MONEY DOWN

Latest update on 17/07/2014

Artist: Weavers
Author: Lydia Parrish
Label: Vanguard
Year: 1955

At Carnegie Hall (released in '57). Credited to the wife of painter Morefield Parrish, who collected the song in her songbook Slave Songs Of The Georgia Sea Islands. Being the first publisher landed her the copyright. Originally a protest song among Georgia and South Carolina stevedores, blaming captain's faul paying policies. Not a slave song like Lydia Parrish suggested. Black slaves wouldn't even risk any form of protest.

Covers:

1956:

Vince Martin & The Tarriers [melody of Cindy Oh Cindy (see there)]

1958:

Vipers Skiffle Group

1958:

Kingston Trio [calypso version]

1958:

Folksingers [with Erik Darling]

1959:

Joe Armstrong and group [former stevedores recorded by Alan Lomax on St Simons Island, GA and by far the most authentic of the lot]

2002:

Dan Zanes [children's hit as Pay Me]

2006:

Bruce Springsteen [on The Seeger Sessions]

2007:

Zeemanskoor Overal

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