Supper Time

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About Supper Time

"Supper Time" is a popular song written by Irving Berlin for the 1933 musical As Thousands Cheer, where it was introduced by Ethel Waters. It is about a wife's reaction to news of her husband's lynching.


Year:
2002
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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

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Irving Berlin

Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989) was a Russian-born American composer and lyricist, widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history. He published his first song, "Marie from Sunny Italy", in 1907 and had his first major international hit, "Alexander's Ragtime Band" in 1911. more »

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