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And He was asking him, "What is your name?" And he said to Him, "My name is Multitude; for we are many."

Bessie I – ´the mens are so evil`

And do you know who bailed Ma Rainey out of jail that one time?

bessie

Bessie Smith (1894-1937), whose parents died when she was 8 years old, and started singing on streets to support her family. She was Ma Rainey´s protégée – in music and in love/sex. A troubled marriage because of her (and then his) affairs with women. Yet another bisexual singer. She sang beautifully strong blues lyrics, about class and segregation suffering, faith, violence and abuse, or sexual innuendos.

 

 

 

Boweavil Blues (which had been sung by Ma Rainey previously):

I don’t want no sugar put into my tea
The mens are so evil
I’m scared they might poison me

 

 

On class, poor Man´s Blues

Mister Rich Man, Rich Man
Open up your heart and mind
Mister Rich Man, Rich Man
Open up your heart and mind
Give the poor man a chance
Help stop these hard, hard time

While you livin’ in your mansion
You don’t know what hard time means
While you livin’ in your mansion
You don’t know what hard time means
Po’ workin’ man’s wife is starvin’
Your wife is livin’ like a queen

Please, listen to my pleadin’
‘Cause I can’t stand these hard time long
Oh, listen to my pleadin’
Can’t stand these hard time long
They’ll make an honest man do things
That you know is wrong

All man fought all the battles
All man would fight again today
All man fought all the battles
All man would fight again today
He would do anything you ask him
In the name of the U.S.A

Now the war is over
All man must live the same as you
Now the war is over
All man must live the same as you
If it wasn’t for the poor man
Mister Rich Man what would you do?

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