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“It's a long old road, but I know I'm gonna find the end.”
“When my bed is empty, / Makes me feel awful mean and blue. / My springs are getting rusty, / Living single like I do.”
“Nobody knows you when you're down and out.”
“Then I went an' stood up / On some high ol' lonesome hill / I went an' stood up / On some high ol' lonesome hill / An' looked down on the house / Where I used to live.”
Bessie Smith, U.S. blues singer
(1894 - 1937)