Read amazing lyrics from traditional African-American songs on this page and see how songs express our emotions.

There's nineteen men livin' in my neighborhood, Eighteen of them are fools and the one ain't no doggone good.
Bessie Smith, Dirty No-Gooder?s Blues

Trouble, trouble, I've had it all my days. It seems that trouble's going to follow me to my grave.
Bessie Smith, Downhearted Blues