Billie Holiday

Patty Davies patty at CRUZIO.COM
Wed Apr 6 17:45:41 UTC 2005

At 10:10 AM 4/6/05, you wrote:
>George Thompson wrote, of "Billie's Blues":
> > This song, which she wrote, contains the
> > line "I have been your slave ever since I have been your babe" -- the
> > line is repeated twice in the stanza and the stnaza is usually sung
> > twice in the performance, at the beginning and at the end.
> >
> > In nearly all repetitions of this verse I clearly hear her singing "I
> > have been your slave |every| since I have been your babe"  Is this
> > found from other speakers?
>My version is from the CD "The Billie Holiday Songbook", and yes, she
>definitely says "every".
>Jim Parish

I have the CD "Billie's Blues" and she says "every".  This selection was
"recorded live in Koln, Germany on January 5, 1954"


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