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Supper Time

Ethel Waters
Language: English


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Dal musical “As Thousands Cheer”
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Duluth, Minnesota, 15 giugno 1920.
In posa dopo il linciaggio di Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson e Isaac McGhie… "They're selling postcards of the hanging...", Bob Dylan, "Desolation Row", 1965.
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Il lamento di una donna afro-americana… La cena è pronta ma suo marito, il padre dei suoi figli, non tornerà a casa per cena, non tornerà mai più: è appena stato linciato….
Supper time
I should set the table
'Cause it's supper time
Somehow I'm not able
'Cause that man o'mine
Ain't comin' home no more

Supper time
Kids will soon be yellin'
For their supper time
How'll I keep from tellin'
Them that man o'mine
Ain't comin' home no more?

How'll I keep explainin' when they ask me where he's gone?
How'll I keep from cryin' when I bring their supper on?
How can I remind them to pray at their humble board?
How can I be thankful when they start to thank the Lord?
Lord!

Supper time
I should set the table
'Cause it's supper time
Somehow I'm not able
'Cause that man o'mine
Ain't comin' home no more

Contributed by Bartleby - 2010/12/23 - 09:36



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