"Supper Time" as written by Howard Elliott Ashman and Alan Menken....
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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"Supper Time" as written by Irving Berlin

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    Song MeaningThe song is about a black woman who has just learned that her man has been lynched. By peparing the supper for her children she doesn't know how to explain them why their father will never come home
    BrunoGuton June 08, 2013   Link

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