They done took Cordelia Out to stony lonesome ground. Done took Cordelia To stony lonesome, Laid her down. They done put Cordelia Underneath that Grassless mound. Ay-Lord! Ay-Lord! Ay-Lord! She done left po' Buddy To struggle by his self. Po' Buddy Jones, Yes, he's done been left. She's out in stony lonesome, Lordy! Sleepin' by herself. Cordelia's In stony Lonesome Ground!
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- by (James Mercer) Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967), "Stony Lonesome", from Selected Poems of Langston Hughes, first published 1959 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Frank W. Brazinski (b. 1932), "Stony Lonesome" [ baritone or tenor, unaccompanied ], from Names in Uphill Letters [sung text not yet checked]
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