Mary Wore Her Red Dress

This is an African American lullaby, dating back to at least 1845 in Louisiana. A recording of it can be found in the Libarary of Congress' John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording trip. Recommended for grades PreK-1.


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