Something for Thursday

Featuring black musicians this month in honor of Black History Month, here’s a good one. If your spine isn’t tingled by this, I don’t know what to do for you. Here is William Warfield singing “Ol’ Man River” from Showboat. Just listen to the lyrics of that final verse:

I get weary,
and sick of tryin’;
I’m tired of livin’,
and scared of dyin’.
But ol’ man river–
he just keeps rollin’

Amazing song, sung in what must be one of the great vocal performances of all time.

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