told by Karen Rae Kraut
Back in 1991 I heard this story sung by Sam Hinton, the extraordinary naturalist, oceanographer, folklorist and folk singer based in San Diego, California. Sam learned it from Guy Carawan, who learned it from Mrs. Janie Hunter of John’s Island, South Carolina. Sam died in 2009, and I always think of him when I tell my version, which he would probably say is way too long!
About Karen Rae
Karen Rae Kraut has been blending story, song and creative movement in schools, libraries, museums and theatres from California to East Tennessee since 1990. She has toured for the Smithsonian, and was commissioned by the McCallum Theatre to create a storyteller’s version of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.” Karen’s CD, “Cooler Water Cora and Other Stories,” is the winner of an iParenting Media Award for Audio Excellence and a National Parenting Publications Honors Award. She has a Masters Degree in Storytelling from East Tennessee State University.
Contact Karen Rae
Phone: (951) 505-0527