Ma Rainey "Prove It On Me Blues" Song

In Ma Rainey's 1928 "Prove It On Me Blues" song, she references her bisexuality. It features the lyrics:

They say I do it, ain't nobody caught me
Sure got to prove it on me;
Went out last night with a crowd of my friends,
They must've been women, 'cause I don't like no men.

It's true I wear a collar and a tie,
Makes the wind blow all the while
Don't you say I do it, ain't nobody caught me
You sure got to prove it on me.

"Prove It On Me Blues" isn't the only one of Ma Rainey's songs to reference her bisexuality, but it's the most straightforward. Related Article: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom: History vs. Hollywood









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