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BESS, YOU IS MY WOMAN NOW
Ella Fitzgerald


Porgy:

Bess, you is my woman now,

you is, you is!

An' you mus' laugh an' sing an' dance

for two instead of one.

Want no wrinkle on yo' brow,

Nohow,

Because de sorrow of de past is all done done

Oh, Bess, my Bess!



Bess:

Porgy, I's yo' woman now,

I is, I is!

An' I ain't never goin' nowhere 'less you shares de fun.

Dere's no wrinkle on my brow,

Nohow,

But I ain't goin'! You hear me sayin',

If you ain' goin', wid you I'm stayin'!



Porgy, I's yo' woman now!

I's yours forever -

Mornin' time an' evenin' time an'

summer time an' winter time.



Porgy:

Mornin' time an' evenin' time an'

summer time an' winter time.

Bess, you got yo' man.



Bess, you is my woman now and forever.*

Dis life is jes' begun,

Bess, we two is one

Now an' forever.

Oh, bess, don't min' dose women.

You got yo' Porgy.

I knows you means it,

I seen it in yo' eyes, Bess.

We'll go swingin'

Through de years a-singin'.



Bess:

Mornin' time an' evenin' time an'

summer time an' winter time.



Porgy:

Mornin' time an' evenin' time an'

summer time an' winter time.



Bess:

Oh, my Porgy, my man, Porgy.



Porgy: [simultaneously] My bess, my Bess.



Bess: From dis minute I'm tellin' you, I keep dis vow: Porgy, I's yo'

woman now.



Porgy: [simultaneously]

From dis minute I'm tellin' you, I keep dis vow:

Oh, my Bessie, we's happy now. We is one now.



*Sung as Bess repeats her part from 'Porgy, I's yo' woman now...'

through 'I's yours forever -'


ELLA FITZGERALD

Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an American jazz vocalist with a vocal range spanning three octaves (D♭3 to D♭6). Often referred to as the "First Lady of Song" and the "Queen of Jazz," she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.
Fitzgerald was a notable interpreter of the Great American Songbook. Over the course of her 60-year recording career ... Read More