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Lena Horne: Summertime

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Published on Apr 25, 2013

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 -- May 9, 2010) was an American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer. Horne joined the chorus of the Cotton Club at the age of sixteen and became a nightclub performer before moving to Hollywood, where she had small parts in numerous movies, and more substantial parts in the films Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather. Due to the Red Scare and her left-leaning political views, Horne found herself blacklisted and unable to get work in Hollywood. Returning to her roots as a nightclub performer, Horne took part in the March on Washington in August 1963, and continued to work as a performer, both in nightclubs and on television, while releasing well-received record albums. She announced her retirement in March 1980, but the next year starred in a one-woman show, Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music, which ran for more than three hundred performances on Broadway and earned her numerous awards and accolades. She continued recording and performing sporadically into the 1990s, disappearing from the public eye in 2000... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lena_Horne


Lyrics

Summertime and the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high
Oh your daddy's rich and your ma is good lookin'
So hush little baby, don't you cry

One of these mornings
You're goin' to rise up singing
And you'll spread your wings
And you'll take to the sky
But 'till that morning
There's nothin' can harm you
With daddy and mammy standin' by

One of these mornings
You're goin' to rise up singing
And you'll spread your wings
And you'll take to the sky
But 'till that morning
There's nothin' can harm you
With daddy and mammy standin' by


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