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Thread #43407   Message #633721
Posted By: Genie
23-Jan-02 - 08:49 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Supper Time (Irving Berlin)
Subject: Ethel Waters song (Supper's On??) , maybe?)
In one of the recent PBS music history series (maybe the Ken Burns "Jazz" series), I heard a young Ethel Waters sing a beautiful, terribly sad song. It's a mother singing to her children, knowing that their father will not be coming home, because he has been lynched.
I think the title is "Supper's On," or "Supper Time" or something like that.
Does anyone know what the title is? Anyone have the lyrics or know of a CD that has this on it?

This song came to my mind when I read the threads on "Saddest Song of All Times."