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(WHAT DID I DO TO BE SO) BLACK AND BLUE (aka BLACK AND BLUE) (Thomas "Fats" Waller / Harry Brooks / Andy Razaf) Louis Armstrong & His Orch. - 1929 Ruben Reeves & His River Boys (vocal: Blanche Calloway) - 1929 Duke Ellington & His Jungle Band - 1929 Red Nichols & His Five Pennies - 1929 Ethel Waters - 1930 Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orch. - 1935 Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars - 1947 Frankie Laine - 1947 Little Jackson Willie & His Original Honeydrippers - 1947 Earl Hines & His Orch. - 1947 Dinah Washington - 1957 Cast (feat. in the Broadway Show "Ain't Misbehavin') - 1978 The Pointer Sisters (feat. in the Show "Ain't Misbehavin') - 1985 Bobby Short - 1986 Carmen McRae - 1987 Linda Hopkins, Ruth Brown & Carrie Smith (feat. in the Broadway Show "Black And Blue") - 1989 Cast (feat. in the London Production of "Ain't Misbehavin') - 1995 Also recorded by: Teresa Brewer; Lou Rawls; Nat Gonella; Eddie Condon & Wild Bill Davison; Kid Ory; Ralph Sutton; Lionel Hampton; Roy Eldridge; Pete Fountain; Gene Krupa; Muggsy Spanier; Jack Teagarden: ....... and many others. Out in the street, shufflin' feet Couples passin' two by two While here am I, left high and dry Black, and 'cause I'm black I'm blue Browns and yellers, all have fellers Gentlemen prefer them light Wish I could fade, can't make the grade Nothing but dark days in sight Cold, empty bed, springs hard as lead Pains in my head, feel like old Ned What did I do to be so black and blue? No joys for me, no company Even the mouse ran from my house All my life through I've been so black and blue I'm white inside, it don't help my case 'Cause I can't hide, what is on my face, oh! I'm so forlorn, life's just a thorn My heart is torn, why was I born? What did I do to be so black and blue? 'Cause you're black, folks think you lack They laugh at you, and scorn you too What did I do to be so black and blue? When you are near, they laugh and sneer Set you aside and you're denied What did I do to be so black and blue? How sad I am, each day I feel worse My mark of Ham seems to be a curse, oh How will it end? ain't got a friend My only sin is my skin What did I do to be so black and blue?


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