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OH, DOCTOR JESUS
Ella Fitzgerald


SERENA
(kneeling)
Oh, doctor Jesus, who done trouble de water in de Sea of Gallerie.

PORGY
Amen!

SERENA
An' likewise who done cas' de devil out of de afflicted time
an' time again.


PORGY
Time an' time again.

PETER
Oh, my Jesus!


SERENA
Oh, doctor Jesus, what make you ain' lay yo' han' on dis po'
sister head?

LILY
Oh, my father!

SERENA
An' chase de devil out of her down a steep place into de sea
like you used to do time an' time again.

PORGY
Time an' time again. Oh, my Jesus!

SERENA
Lif' dis po' cripple up out of de dus'!

PORGY
Allelujah!

SERENA
An' lif' up his woman an' make her well time an' time again,
an' save us all for Jesus sake, Amen.

PORGY AND PETER
Amen.

SERENA
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 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