“Things as they are are changed upon the blue guitar.”

They said, “You have a blue guitar,
You do not play things as they are.”
The man replied, “Things as they are
Are changed upon the blue guitar…”

–Wallace Stevens, “The Man with the Blue Guitar”

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cf. Alan Lomax, Bill Tatnall, with guitar, Frederica, Georgia (1935)

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