Waring Cuney, No Images as sung by Nina Simone

Waring Cuney (1906-1976)

No Images

She does not know
her beauty,
she thinks her brown body
has no glory.

If she could dance
under palm trees
and see her image in the river,
she would know.

But there are no palm trees
on the street,
and dish water gives back
no images.


Nina Simone first version from Let It All Out (1964/1966):

Cologne 1990 (fragment):

Sao Paulo, 2000, courtesy the fantastic Nina Simone YouTube channel: