Ethel Waters in Chester County - early 20th Century

from His Eye Is On the Sparrow, page 13:

My whole family could sing. Vi had a sweet, soft voice. Ching's was bell-like and resonant, Louise's rich and warm. One of the first pieces I remember Vi singing was "I Don't Want to Play in Your Yard." Ching's favorites were "There'll Come a Time" and "Volunteer Organist." But in the beginning it was always the story told in the song that enchanted me. I'd ask one of them, "Tell me a story," when I was little, and they'd sing it.
cite as

Charles Samuels and Ethel Waters, His Eye Is On the Sparrow (1950), p. 13. accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: Chester County


Ethel Waters
dancer, Singing

Listening to

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I Don't Want to Play in Your Yard
There'll Come a Time
Volunteer Organist

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by Gill on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:49:43 +0000