The Weary Blues
The Blues (p. 929)
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In "The Weary Blues," Hughes incorporated the first blues lyrics he had ever heard as a child in Kansas. Find out more about the blues. Look for answers to the following questions: What are the roots of blues music? Who are some well-known blues musicians? How has the blues influenced other popular forms of music? Answer these questions in a presentation to the class, accompanied by some recordings of blues music.