Visitors to the Black Belt
Language: English 
You can talk about 
Across the railroad tracks — 
To me it's here 
On this side of the tracks. 

You can talk about 
Up in Harlem — 
To me it's here 
In Harlem. 

You can say 
Jazz on the South Side — 
To me it's hell 
On the South Side: 
  With no heat 
  And garbage 
  In the halls. 

Who're you, outsider? 

Ask me who am I.


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2015-08-29
Line count: 18
Word count: 67