Billie Holiday

Mullins, Bill Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Thu Apr 7 04:20:13 UTC 2005

>> 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?
>Uh, you've never heard any other black person speak or sing? If Black
>English had a standard, this use of "every" would be part of that

Did she pronounce it with a "v"?  or as "ehr-rie"?  

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