You’re my daily thought and my nightly dream

dahlia.dailythought.1.10-06-2014A dahlia etegami, painted from a photo I took at a dahlia exhibit in Halifax, Nova Scotia, August 2014

The words, “You’re my daily thought, and my nightly dream,” are lyrics from “The James Alley Blues,” a blues song by Richard “Rabbit” Brown, circa 1927. This particular line is romantic-bordering-on-obsessive, and reflects the sentiment of the song, which, taken as a whole, is dark.

For a contemporary version of the song, check out Dom Flemons singing it for WAMU’s Bluegrass Country radio show.


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