From the recording Remember My Forgotten Man
I borrowed the movie Goldiggers of 1933 from the library and this tune is the centerpiece, complete with a Busby Berkley choreographic extravaganza. I thought the whole setup resembles our current socio-politico-economic crisis.
I love the visionary speech the producer character does when the song is introduced in a rehearsal scene.
Remember my forgotten man
You put a rifle in his hand-
you sent him far away, you shouted hip-horay!, but where is he today?
Remember my forgotten man.
He used to cultivate the land, he walked behind a plow, the sweat fell from his brow, but look at him right now!
But once he used to love me
I was happy then
He used to take care of me, oh won't you bring him back again?
Cause ever since the world began
a woman's got to have a man-
forgetting him, you see, means you're forgetting me, like my forgotten man!