Interview with C. T. Vivian
QUESTION 88
INTERVIEWER:

GREAT, CUT. WONDERFUL. UH, ONE QUICK QUESTION—THIS IS THE LAST ONE ON PARCHMAN—SONGS THAT WERE SUNG IN JAIL, DO YOU REMEMBER ANY, AND CAN YOU HUM A FEW BARS?

C. T. Vivian:

Oh yes, wait a minute, uh, yes. [singing] See, I'm no good at songs, but, and I, and even titles will diminish me, but wait a minute, and, and I don't sing at all, my wife calls me "No tone." But, but the, but I'm trying to think of the name of this cause if I can get the name I can get close enough that we don't feel badly, uh, uh, "Keep your eyes. . ." Oh, it's perfect for you, all right? Perfect for you, right? And the point is, we made up song. We made up pieces of 'that song in jail, in Jackson Prison- in Jackson Jail, we made up them, and so I can give them to you, all right? All right, oh, this is perfect for you, right? Uh…