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Southern Exposure

Josh White
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Parole di Josh White, in collaborazione con William Waring Cuney (1906-1976), poeta esponente dell’“Harlem Renaissance”.
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La canzone che dà il titolo al disco sottotitolato “An Album Of Jim Crow Blues sung by Joshua White”.
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Southern Exposure
Well, I work all the week in the blazing sun
Lord, I work all the week in the blazing sun
Lord, I work all the week in the blazing sun
Can’t buy my shoes, Lawd, when my pay day comes.

I ain’t treated no better than a mountain goat
I ain’t treated no better than a mountain goat
I ain’t treated no better, Lawd, than a mountain goat
Boss takes my crop and poll tax takes my vote.

I’m leavin here ‘cause I just can’t stay
Yes, I’m leavin here just can’t stay
Lord, I’m lea, leavin here ‘cause I just can’t stay
I’m goin where I can get more decent pay.

inviata da Bernart Bartleby - 4/2/2016 - 10:22



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