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Aunt Hagar's Blues
from Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy
performed by Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
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Old Deacon Splivin, his flock was givin'
A way of livin' right,
Said he, "No wingin', no ragtime singin' tonight."
Up jumped Aunt Hagar, and shouted out with all her might:

Oh, 'tain't no use to preachin',
Oh, 'tain't no use to teachin';
Each modulation of syncopation,
Just tells my feet to dance and I can't refuse,
When I hear the melody they call the blues,
Those ever-lovin' blues!

Just hear Aunt Hagar's chillun harmonizin' to that old mournful tune!
It's like choir from on high broke loose!
If the devil brought it, the good Lord sent it right down to me,
Let the congregation join while I sing those lovin' Aunt Hagar's Blues!

Just hear Aunt Hagar's chillun harmonizin' to that old mournful tune!
It's like choir from on high broke loose!
If the devil brought it, the good Lord sent it right down to me,
Let the congregation join while I sing those lovin' Aunt Hagar's Blues!

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Of course, we know "Hagar" was Abram who became Abraham's concubine. We know Sarai who became Sarah was his wife.

But what we need to know and understand is that they were "all" African.

My mother often referred to me as being one of Aunt Hagar's Children. I never understood what she meant. It is quite possible that she did not know what she meant, and was simply repeating what her mother told her--given the fact that she did not have the kind of information at her disposal that I do today.

But, without a doubt she was making a direct connection--wayyyyyyyyyy past slavery--and back into blaq antiquity.

Always Remember that: "Anytime We As A People Are Not Having Our WaySomeone Else Is Having Theirs...And It's Never To Our Advantage."

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No one disputes the fact that historically "we are the legitimate children of Abraham, and that Abraham was [truly] a black man."

However, thechosen...

The 'term' Aunt Hagar's Children "is" a colloquial hand-me-down from slavery time that my mother used and obviously from my research others are aware of this 'term' -- as well.

Example: "Bebe Kids"is a modern-day collequism that jokingly describes Black wayward children.

Aunt Hagar's Children and Bebe Kids both carry truth as well as myth. We, black people are the same stiff-necked people that 'we' wrote about ourselves in biblical times...! -- "The African's Who Wrote the Bible" by Dr. Alex Darkwah.

And while I'm dropping facts: "Know--that Black people are 'not' from the lineage of Ham!"
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