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Langston Hughes, "Cabaret" (1923)
12022-01-05T15:03:51-05:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e12134plain2024-01-09T10:41:19-05:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1Does a jazz-band ever sob? They say a jazz-band's gay. Yet as the vulgar dancers whirled And the wan night wore away, One said she heard the jazz-band sob When the little dawn was grey.
Published in The Crisis, August, 1923 Also published in The Weary Blues, 1926