Sonny's Blues


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  • "I read about it in the paper, in the subway, on my way to work."
  • "I was scared, scared for Sonny."
  • "I pretty well forgot my promise to Mama until I got shipped home on a special furlough for her funeral."
  • "What do you want to do?"
  • You will live with Isabell's family
  • "I'm going to be a musician,"
  • "You must be crazy. You goddamn fool, what the hell do you want to go and join the army for?"
  • "I just told you. To get out of Harlem."
  • Is Sonny dead or alive???
  • Consider me dead!
  • (Flashback ends)
  • He didn't seem to notice it, but just before they started playing again, he sipped from it and looked toward me, and nodded. Then he put it back on top of the piano. For me, then, as they began to play again, it glowed and shook above my brother's head like the very cup of trembling.
  • (struggling with music)
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