[Ads-l] Hip/Hep and "Crying Wolof" (for Horn & Sheidlower)

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Fri Mar 11 05:53:57 UTC 2016

WB: Hip hip hooray for hippity hop!

<hippity-hop> is obviously connected to the quintessentially AA hip-hop
cultural movement.

Hippity-hop to the barber shop,
   To buy a stick of candy;
One for you, and one for me,
   And one for Brother Andy.

Note the significant reference to Spencer Williams at the end of the poem.

Who could doubt that <hippity-hop> derives from <hip-hop>, if not
ultimately from Wolof, given the phonological, semantic, & cultural

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