She sits high, but looks low .Dats what ah say bout these women runnin after young boys.
Dont keer what it was she could of stop and say a few words with us. She act like we done done something to her
well nobody don't know if its anything to tell her or not. Me ah'm her best friend and ah don't know.
Hello Janie how you comin?
Aw, pretty good, ah'm tryn' to soak uh de tiredness and dirt outa mah feet.
Janie walks down the town with her head down, with overhalls, all dirty without any shoes.
Janie walks in front of the store hearing everyone talking about her but they dont know she was happy
i was happy with tea cake..
Phoeby walks in now knowing what to say she just stands there and stares at Janie
And So It Beggins
Janie is cleaning her feet from all that dirty ground and Peoby brings her a plate of food knowing she is starving.
Ah knowed youb be hongry. No time to be huntin stove wood after dark. Mah mulatto rice aint so good dist time. Not enough bacon grease but ireckon itll kill hongry
Good lawd, Phoeby! aint you ever goin tuh gimme dat lil rations you brought me?
Janie tells Pheoby that Tea Cake is gone and lets her know that he didn't run off with no young girl or took her money. That they were very happy and the only reason she came back was because he isnt here anymore
Tea Cake gone?
Yeah, Phoeby , Tea cake is gone and dats de only reason you see me back here cause ah aint got nothing to make me happy no more where ah was at.
Janie sits down and starts telling Phoeby how it all began and how her whole life went before she got to the town with overhalls and no shoes.
Pheoby we been kissing friends for twenty years so ah depend on you for a good thought and ahm talking to you from dat standpoint
Well then, we can set right where we is and talk. Ah got the house all opened up to let this breeze get a little catchin.