Jump, Little Children

Composer: Walter Brown "Brownie" McGhee


Studio Recordings: 4-track recording
Releases: Brownie's Blues / The Bluesville Years Vol. 5 / Omega: Final Recordings
Tablature: Tablature Archive
First Performance: unknown
Song Information:
  • This was a song the group played in their early days, and it was voted to be the band's name.
  • For years, this song has been their set closer, where the band will play a few verses, then all take turns doing a solo song, until the last one is finished. Then the band resumes the song together where they left off.
  • This is the final song that Jump performed.
  •  I've been doing research on this song, and I can find no evidence that Sonny Terry actually co-wrote it.  It appears to be a Brownie McGhee composition, and Sonny later performed it with him.
Alternate Titles: Jump Little Children, Jump
Lyrical Interpretation: please submit suggestions