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Summertime Lyrics

from Porgy and Bess

"Summertime" is track #1 on the album Porgy and Bess. It was written by Gershwin, Ira / Gershwin, George / Heyward, Du Bose.
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Summertime and the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high
Yo' daddy's rich and yo' mama's good lookin'
So hush little baby, don't you cry

One of these mornin's you gonna rise up singin'
You gonna spread your little wings and you'll take to the sky
But 'till that mornin' there ain't nothin' gonna harm you
With yo mama and daddy standin' bye

Now it's summertime and the livin' is easy
Them fish are jumpin' and the cotton's 'bout waist high
Yo' daddy's rich and, ya know yo' mama's good lookin'
Now hush little baby, don't you cry

Summertime
Ah, said it's summertime

Songwriters
GERSHWIN, IRA / GERSHWIN, GEORGE / HEYWARD, DU BOSE

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