Poem with a Refrain from Charley Patton

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Poem with a Refrain from Charley Patton

by Travis Smith
Southern Cultures, Vol. 17, No. 4: Music

". . . and now the guitar's high note sings what he can't sing it—"

You hear him sing it
when you come to strike
the match
and you catch a noseful of sulfur
and the kindling starts to burn

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