Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Bessie Smith
(1894-1937) born on
Apr 15
US "blues singer, songwriter". "The "Queen of the Blues" of 1920s-1930s recorded with most major jazz groups of her day; first recording "Gulf Coast Blues," 1923."

"No time to marry, no time to settle down;
I'm a young woman, and I ain't done runnin' around."

"When my bed is empty,
Makes me feel awful mean and blue.
My springs are getting rusty,
Living single like I do."
"I ain't good-lookin', but I'm somebody's angel child."
"There's nineteen men livin' in my neighborhood,
Eighteen of them are fools
and the one ain't no doggone good."
"It's a long old road, but I know I'm gonna find the end."


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""Young Woman's Blues," 1927."
R: ""Empty Bed Blues.""
A: "In "Words of Love," by Jordan L. Linfield and Joseph Kreisky, 1997."
N: "In "An Uncommon Scold," by Abby Adams, 1989."
K: ""Long OId Road," 1931."

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