OH, DOCTOR JESUS
Oh, doctor Jesus, who done trouble de water in de Sea of Gallerie.
An' likewise who done cas' de devil out of de afflicted time
an' time again.
Time an' time again.
Oh, my Jesus!
Oh, doctor Jesus, what make you ain' lay yo' han' on dis po'
Oh, my father!
An' chase de devil out of her down a steep place into de sea
like you used to do time an' time again.
Time an' time again. Oh, my Jesus!
Lif' dis po' cripple up out of de dus'!
An' lif' up his woman an' make her well time an' time again,
an' save us all for Jesus sake, Amen.
PORGY AND PETER
All right. Now, Porgy, Doctor Jesus done take de case.
By five o'clock dat woman goin' be well.
(It is now full morning and Catfish Row is full
of activity with street vendors calling.)
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