Fixin' to Die
DESCRIPTION: "I'm looking funny in my eyes, and I b'lieve I'm fixin' to die, b'lieve I'm fixin' to die." The singer is "born to die, but I hate to leave m children crying." He bids goodbye to the children's mother and looks to "the buryin' ground."
AUTHOR: Booker T. Washington "Bukka" White
EARLIEST DATE: 1940 (recording, Booker T. Washington "Bukka" White)
KEYWORDS: death burial mother farewell
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Burton-TNSingers, pp. 183-184, "Fixin' to Die" (1 text, 1 tune)
Bukka White, "Fixin' to Die Blues" (Vocalion 05588, 1940)
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