The Alarm Clock

"The Black Experience" is the seventh and final movement of David N. Baker's 1970 song cycle The Black Experience for medium/high voice and piano.

Date: 1970Composer: David N. BakerText: Mari EvansSong Collection: The Black Experience

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    Alarm clock

    sure sound loud this morning

    remind me of the time

    I sat down in a drug store

    with my mind away

    far off

    with my mind a long way off

    until this and

    and she was small

    It seems to me

    with yellow hair

    a hangin’

    stood up and said

    I’m sorry

    but we don’t serve you people here

    and I woke up quick

    like I did this morning

    when the alarm went off

    it don’t do!!

    to wake up quick!!!

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