BESSIE SMITH lyrics - Far Away Blues

BESSIE SMITH
"Far Away Blues"

We left our southern homes
And wandered north to roam
Like birds, went seekin' a brand new field of corn
We don't know why we are here
But we're up here just the same
And we are just the lonesomest
Girls that's ever born

Some of these days we are going far away
Some of these days we are going far away

Where we have got a lot of friends
And don't have no roof rent to pay.
Oh, there'll come a day when from us you'll here no news
Oh, there'll come a day when from us you'll here no news

Then you will know that we have died from
Those lonesome far away blues.

1923 (1996)