Janis Joplin “Summertime” (Live, 1969)
Never heard a sensual, soul, psychedelic voice like hers!
Her voice is so unique and awesome. She was ahead of her time. Didn’t give a shit what anyone thought!
“According to the ancient Greeks, a tragic hero must have two things.
1) A soul large enough to suffer for humanity.
2) A tragic flaw.
That describes Janis Joplin perfectly.”
— Z. Z. Le Mans
Child, your living’s easy.
Fish are, fish are jumping out
And the cotton, Lord,
Cotton’s high, Lord so high.
Your dad’s rich
And your ma is so good-looking, baby.
She’s a-looking pretty fine to me now,
Hush, baby, baby, baby, baby now,
No, no, no, no, no, no, no,
Don’t you cry, don’t you cry.
One of these mornings
You’re gonna rise, rise up singing,
You’re gonna spread your wings, child,
And take, take to the sky,
Lord, the sky.
But until that morning,
Honey, n-n-nothing’s going to harm ya,
No, no, no no, no no, no…
Don’t you cry — cry.