by Maurice Moore
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Report: Transcript – Suga – Oral and Visual – Section 1 of 10
Transcript – Folk Tale – Visual Item – Suga and CC
Location: 35.1313° N, 76.5038° W
Date: June 18th 1998
It was especially cold on dis night at de ole’ Notsink farm. De young man had already started a little fire to warm his audience. Mos of de lil churen had snuck out de beds and huddled round under de old tree to hear de young man’s story. As usual he signed for de ones who needed it, and only made most folks pay him wit what little de muster up fa one of his tales. You know a jus a gallon of clean water, or a couple of bags grain. -shakes head- Dis be all people could afford at dat time anyway. Hell, most of us would have been happy if y’all would jus let us pick roots ta fill our bellies. Never mind you me. Our teller pulled a shimmering copper-colored pouch from his left pocket and loaded his cheek wit lavender tobacco to begin his tale.