It was something about it, you know, the suffering that was in the song that you could see.

Fannie Lou Hamer: …Something about these songs could always make me cry and even when my oldest little girl was a very little child, my mother had to pass and sometimes she would just sit down and she would talk to us about some of the things that happened to our people. And when she would sing [Oh Lord, Come By Here], although my little girl was maybe four or five years old, she would cry. It was something about it, you know, the suffering that was in the song that you could see.

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