I got to leave this town. It’s a lonesome place. Got to leave this town cause It’s a lonesome place. A po’, po’ boy can’t Find a friendly face. Goin’ down to de river Flowin’ deep an’ low. Goin’ down to de river Deep an’ slow,— Cause there ain’t no worries Where de waters go. I’m weary, weary, Weary as I can be. Weary, weary, Weary as can be. This life’s so weary, ‘S ’bout to overcome me.
“Lonesome Place,” Langston Hughes, The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, pp. 76 – 77