African American Poetry (1870-1926): A Digital Anthology

Blues Fantasy by Langston Hughes

Hey! Hey!
That's what the
Blues singers say.
Singing minor melodies
They laugh,
Hey! Hey!

My man's done left me,
Chile, he's gone away .
My good man's left me,
Babe, he's gone away.
Now the cryin' blues
Haunts me night and day.
Hey! ... Hey!

Weary,
Weary,
Trouble, pain.
Sun's gonna shine
Somewhere
Again.

I got a railroad ticket,
Pack my trunk and ride.

Sing 'em, sister!
Got a railroad ticket,
Pack my trunk and ride.
And when I get on the train
I'll cast my blues aside.

Laughing,
Hey! ... Hey!
Laugh a loud,
Hey! Hey!
 

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