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Tell 'Em About Me

    (Easton, Ethel Waters)
Photo of Ethel Waters
Transcribed from vocals by Ethel Waters, recorded October 28, 1925.
From Ethel Waters 1925-1926, The Chronogical Classics, vol. 672.

At the railroad station,
My heart was filled with pain,
My best pal, his best gal,
Got tickets for the evening train!

While thinkin' of Mammy and old Uncle Ned,
As I stepped to the gate, I said:
Tell 'em about me, brown baby,
When you reach Tennessee,
In the town where I'm longing to be.

More than few hungry hearts,
Longing for those southern parts,
Wish they had what it takes to go home!

Every chick, every child,
Greets you with a welcome smile,
So in the wake of your good times, think of me!

'Cause what goes up must come down,
Soon I'll be Dixie-bound.
When you reach Tennessee,
Tell 'em about me!

What goes up must come down,
Soon I'll be Dixie-bound.
When you reach Tennessee,
Tell 'em about me!


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Published 3/6/00.

Ethel Waters starred in both the stage and film version of Cabin in the Sky. The movie also starred Lena Horne and Eddie "Rochester" Anderson. Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington had minor roles. Waters commented in her remarkable autobiography, His Eye is on the Sparrow, that she didn't enjoy making the movie -- too much behind-the-scenes back-biting.


 


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