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To fall youll never miss the sunshine jll the rain

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Unformatted text preview: hat he's done got bad on me He used to stay out late, now he don't come home at all He used to stay out late, now he don't come home at all I know there's another mule Been kicking in my stable If you don't like my ocean, don't fish in my sea If you don't like my ocean, don't fish in my sea Stay out of my valley, let my mountain be Don’t Fish in My Sea I ain't had no loving since God knows when I ain't had no loving since God knows when That's the reason I'm through with these no- good, trifling Men You'll never miss the sunshine Jll the rain begin to fall You'll never miss the sunshine Jll the rain begin to fall You'll never miss your ham Jll another mule be in your stall Discussion •  What are some of the themes that arise in this song? •  How does “Ma” Rainey respond to her husband’s acJons? •  Angela Davis states, “The representaJons of love and sexuality in women’s blues o[en blatantly contradicted mainstream ideological assumpJons regarding women and being in love. They also challenged the noJon that women’s ‘place’ was in the domesJc sphere” (Davis 1998: 11). Bessie Smith 1894- 1937 •  Born in Chacanooga, Tennessee •  Began singing on street corners accompanied by her brother to help earn money for their family. • ...
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This document was uploaded on 03/08/2014 for the course MUSIC 26AC at Berkeley.

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