Been lollin' in de doldrums one day ago,
shackles 'round me head,
slave to Mastah Worries and he wife, Mrs. Woe.
De future of things to come been whippin' me, y'see.
But I's a lady who don't stay down for long.
So here me is, up again,
bangin' on de keyboard,
mind flyin' free.