That said, if blues singers achieved fame and success the emotion will not as pure as when they're suffered. This performance is from when Joplin was a nobody.
Summertime, 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.