quinta-feira, 4 de dezembro de 2008

Odetta Holmes 1930-2008

O nome dela tornou-se sinónimo do movimento dos direitos civis e Martin Luther King chamou-lhe "rainha da música folk americana". Iria cantar na cerimónia de inauguração de Obama em Janeiro.



When I was a little bitty baby
My mama would rock me in the cradle
In them old cotton fields back home

Oh when those cotton balls get rotten
You can't pick you very much cotton
In them old cotton fields back home

It was down in Louisiana
Just a mile from Texarkana
In them old cotton fields back home

I was over in Arkansas
People ask me what you come here for
In them old cotton fields back home

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