The Courtship lyrics

- Ragtime

The Courtship lyrics

The Courtship

MOTHER:
Sarah, let me take him for a while. You haven't slept.

There is a knock at the door:

MOTHER:
Yes?

COALHOUSE:
I'm looking for a woman of color whose name is Sarah.
She is said to reside in one of these houses.

LITTLE BOY:
She's here. She's living in our attic.

COALHOUSE:
Will you tell her, please that Mr. Coalhouse Walker Jr.,
desires to speak with her?

MOTHER:
Certainly. Please wait here.

LITTLE BOY:
This is Sarah's baby. You want a cookie?

MOTHER:
Sarah, you have a caller. A Mr. Walker. Will you come
down to the kitchen?

SARAH:
No Ma'am. Send him away, please.

MOTHER:
Well, that's the most words you've spoken since you've
been here.

COALHOUSE:
Hmmm...

MOTHER:
Sarah is unable to see you. Good day.

COALHOUSE:
Thank you Ma'am. Tell her I'll come back next Sunday.

GRANDFATHER:
Such was the coming of the colored man in the car
to Broadview Avenue.

ALL:
Each Sunday, he'd come driving.
Curtains would part,
Neighbours would peek.

MOTHER:
I'm sorry, Mr. Walker. Sarah still will not receive you.

COALHOUSE:
Will you see that she gets these flowers, Ma'am?

MOTHER, ALL:
Week after week!

And aftyer weeks of Sundays

MOTHER:
Sending him off seemed a crime...

Mr. Walker, it must be a long drive for you. Perhaps
you would like a cup of tea before you go?

COALHOUSE:
This piano is badly in need of a tuning.

MOTHER:
Oh yes. We are terrible about that.

GRANDFATHER:
Do you know any coon songs?

COALHOUSE:
Coon songs are made for Minstrel shows. White men
sing them in blackface. This is called Ragtime.

Last Update: December, 05th 2013


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