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10 Famous Quotes by Alberta Hunter
4/1/1895 - 10/17/1984
Also Known As:  
Josephine Beatty     Hunter, Alberta
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Blues means what milk does to a baby. Blues is what the spirit is to the minister. We sing the blues because our hearts have been hurt, our souls have been disturbed.

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I'm not living the blues; I'm just singing for the women who think they can't speak out. Can't a man alive mistreat me, 'cause I know who I am.

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I've got the world in a jug/ The stopper's in my hand.

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The musicians that didn't know music could play the best blues. I know that I don't want no musicians who know all about music playin' for me.

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I'm having a good time,/ Please don't blame me,/ I'm knocking myself out/ Don't try to tame me/ Let me have my fun,/ I've got to have my fling,/ Some folks say I'm blowing my top/ Talk don't mean a thing, . . .

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I would sing softly, and if the people at the next table would want to hear what I was doing, they'd have to call me over and give me a tip.

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Maybe if I knew music I couldn't do what I am doing.

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None of them going to treat me bad, honey, I'm too strict for that.

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Put your faith in God and confidence in yourself.

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Until they put that sand and dirt in my face I will not sit in church all day.

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