Could be Hastings Street, Or Lenox Avenue, Could be Eighteenth & Vine And still be true. Could be Fifth & Mound, Could be Rampart. When you pawned my watch You pawned my heart. Could be you love me, Could be [that] you don't. Might be that you'll come back, Like as not you won't. Hastings Street is weary, Also Lenox Avenue. Any place is dreary Without my watch and you.
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- by (James Mercer) Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- by John Musto (b. 1954), "Could be", from Shadow of the blues, no. 4 [sung text checked 1 time]
Researcher for this text: John Musto
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