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"Ain't I a Woman?"by Mr. Blink and Sojouner Truth

AIN'T I A WOMAN? - Words by Sojourner Truth (1851) and Mike Caucutt


Look at me - look at my arms
I have plowed and planted and gathered into barns
And ain't I a woman?
I can work and sweat, as much as any man and bear his burdens as well
And ain't I a woman?


I have born the children and seen them die in the street
And when I cried out with my mothers grief
none but Jesus heard me none but Jesus heard me
And ain't I a woman?


Look at me - look at my eyes
I have watched and learned and cried myself to sleep
and ain't I a woman?


I can stand tall - and strong as any tree
and bend my branches with the wind
- and ain't I a woman?


I have stood upon the world and watched it slowly turn
And when she cries out with all her pain
I will comfort and heal
And ain't I a woman?


Look at me - look at my heart
I have loved and lost and trusted my soul
And ain't I a woman?
I can bleed and die - like every living thing
still my faith will continue
And ain't I a woman?


I have let my love light shine and it has turned back the dark
And when the blackness surrounds me
My spirit will not fail
And ain't I a woman? -Ain't I a woman?