Ain’t It De Truth

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composition date
E.Y. Harburg
Harold Arlen
related performer(s)
Lena Horne

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“Ain’t It De Truth,” was an early hit for Lena Horne which she performed in the film, Cabin in the Sky only to have the number cut, supposedly at the request of a jealous Ethel Waters, but possibly because she sang the number in a bathtub and it was considered too risqué for its time. Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg later interpolated the song into Jamaica.

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