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Lead Belly, Scottsboro Boys (1938). Lead Belly sang this song about the infamous 1931 trial. It is the 1st known use of the phrase "stay woke." His message, "I advise everybody, be a little careful when they go along through there — best stay #Woke keep their eyes open." #wokesongs #folk #blues
Lead Belly - "Scottsboro Boys" - YouTube

This video features Lead Belly's "Scottsboro Boys" from the 2015 box set 'Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection'. For more information about this...

07:16 PM - Mar 16, 2023 (Edited)
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