Monday, November 28, 2005

I Loves You, Porgy

I Loves You, Porgy
music by George Gershwin (left)
lyric by Ira Gershwin (right) & DuBose Heyward (center)

I wants you to stay here, but I ain't worthy, you is too decent to understan',
For when I see him, he hypnotize me, when he take hol' of me with his hot han'.
Someday, I know he's comin' back to call me,
He's goin' to handle me and hol' me so.
It's goin' to be like dyin', Porgy, deep down inside me.
But when he calls, I know I have to go.

If dere warn't no Crown, Bess, if dere was only jus' you 'n Porgy, what den?

I loves you, Porgy, don' let him take me,
Don' let him handle me an' drive me mad.
If you kin keep me, I wants to stay here wid you forever, an' I'd be glad.

There, there, Bess, you don' need to be afraid no mo'.
You's picked up happiness an' laid yo' worries down.
You goin' to live easy, you goin' to live high.
You goin' to outshine ev'ry woman in dis town.
An' remember, when Crown come---that's my busibness, Bess!

I loves you, Porgy, don' let him take me, don' let him handle me with his hot han'.
If you kin keep me, I want to stay here wid you forever. I got my man.

What you think I is anyway, to let dat dirty houn' dog steal my woman?
If you wants to stay wid Porgy, you goin' to stay.
You got a home now, Honey, an' you got love.
So no mo' cryin', can't you understan'?
You goin' to go about yo' business, singin' 'cause you got Porgy,
You got a man.

Porgy, I's your woman, now, I is, I is...
An' I ain't never goin' nowhere 'less you shares the fun.
Want no wrinkle on your brow, nohow,
Because the sorrow of the past is all done, done, my Porgy.
Now the real happiness is jus' begun.

There's no wrinkle on my brow, nohow, an' I ain't goin',
You hear me sayin', if you ain't goin', wid you I'm stayin'.
Porgy, I's yo' woman now, I's yours forever...mornin' time and evenin' time,
Summer time an' winter time, oh, my Porgy, my man Porgy...
From dis minute I'm tellin' you, I keep dis vow...
Porgy, I's yo' woman now!


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