Listen to my storyand everythingwill come out true
Bessie Smith (1894 - 1937)
Contributed by: tara
It's a long old road, but I know I'm gonna find the end.
Source: Long OId Road, 1931.
Contributed by: Zaady
I've been poor and I've been rich, and rich is better.
I ain't good-lookin', but I'm somebody's angel child.
Source: Words of Love, by Jordan L. Linfield and Joseph Kreisky, 1997.
No time to marry, no time to settle down; I'm a young woman, and I ain't done runnin' around.
Source: Young Woman's Blues (1927)
When my bed is empty, Makes me feel awful mean and blue. My springs are getting rusty, Living single like I do.
Source: Empty Bed Blues.
The Greatest Blues Singer in the World Will Never Stop Singing
Source: (Mount Lawn Cemetery; Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania)
There's nineteen men livin' in my neighborhood, Eighteen of them are fools and the one ain't no doggone good.
Source: Uncommon Scold, by Abby Adams, 1989.
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