Trouble and Death

November 14, 2013 § 1 Comment

I’m writing and thinking about two passages. The first is an old 1920s blues and string band lyric, one that has many variations, but comes down to this turn of phrase:

If trouble don’t kill me

I believe I’ll never die

The lyric comes up a lot in profoundly sad and mournful songs, of course, but also in dance tunes. « Read the rest of this entry »

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