Langston Hughes

Gimme six-bits’ worth o’ ticket
On a train that runs somewhere.
I say six-bits’ worth o’ ticket
On a train that runs somewhere.
I don’t care where it’s goin’
Just so it goes away from here.

Baby, gimme a little lovin’,
But don’t make it too long.
A little lovin’, babe, but
Don’t make it too long.
Make it short and sweet, your lovin’,
So I can roll along.

I got to roll along!

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  1. shinichi Post author

    Bit (money)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bit_(money)

    In the United States, the bit is equal to ⅛ of a dollar or 12½ cents. In the U.S., the “bit” as a designation for money dates from the colonial period, when the most common unit of currency used was the Spanish dollar, also known as “piece of eight”, which was worth 8 Spanish silver reales. One eighth of a dollar or one silver real was one “bit”.

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  2. shinichi Post author

    ポケットに名言を
    by 寺山修司
    ___________

    75セントのブルース
    by ラングストン・ヒューズ

    **

    どっかへ走って ゆく汽車の
    七十五セント ぶんの切符をください ね
    どっかへ走って ゆく汽車の
    七十五セントぶんの
    切符をください ってんだ

    どこへいくか なんて
    知っちゃあいねえ
    ただもう こっちから はなれてくんだ

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