W. C. Handy Quotes & Wallpapers


Total Quotes: 11


Life is like a trumpet. If you don't put anything into it, you don't get anything out. W. C. Handy

Hard times that's all we hear 'round this way. Odd dimes they're growing thinner each day. Good times, Just 'round the corner, so they say. W. C. Handy

I hate to see de ev'nin' sun go down, Hate to see de ev'nin' sun go down, 'Cause ma baby he done lef dis town. W. C. Handy

If Beale Street could talk, if Beale Street could talk, Married men would have to take their beds and walk, Except one or two, who never drink booze, And the blind man on the corner who sings the Beale Street Blues. W. C. Handy

If my serenade of song and story should serve as a pillow for some composer's head, as yet perhaps unborn, to dream and build on our fond melodies in his tomorrow, I have not labored in vain. W. C. Handy

St. Louis woman, wid her diamon' rings, Pulls dat man 'roun' by her apron strings. W. C. Handy

I think America concedes that (true American music) has sprung from the negro. When we take these things that come from the art of the Negro and from the heart of the man farthest down. W. C. Handy

Sometimes I feel like nothin,' somethin' throwed away, Somethin' throwed away. And then I get my guitar, play the blues all day. W. C. Handy

Got de St. Louis Blues jes as blue as ah can be, Dat man got a heart lak a rock cast in the sea, Or else he wouldn't have gone so far from me. W. C. Handy

You can never tell what's in a woman's mind, And if she's from Harlem, there's no use o' trying. W. C. Handy

In the South of long ago whenever a new man appeared for work in any of the laborers' gangs, he would be asked if he could sing. If he could he got the job. The singing of these working men set the rhythm for the work. W. C. Handy



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