It Ain't Necessarily So

Album: Porgy and Bess (1935)
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  • It ain't necessarily so
    It ain't necessarily so
    The t'ings dat yo' li'ble
    To read in de Bible
    It ain't necessarily so.

    Li'l David was small, but oh my!
    Li'l David was small, but oh my!
    He fought big Goliath
    Who lay down an' dieth!
    Li'l David was small, but oh my!

    Wadoo, zim bam boddle-oo
    Hoodle ah da wa da
    Scatty wah!
    Oh yeah!

    Oh Jonah, he lived in de whale
    Oh Jonah, he lived in de whale
    Fo' he made his home in
    Dat fish's abdomen
    Oh Jonah, he lived in de whale

    Li'l Moses was found in a stream
    Li'l Moses was found in a stream
    He floated on water
    Till Ol' Pharaoh's daughter
    She fished him, she said, from dat stream

    Wadoo...
    Well, it ain't necessarily so
    Well, it ain't necessarily so
    Dey tells all you chillun
    De debble's a villun,
    But it ain't necessarily so!

    To get into Hebben
    Don' snap for a sebben!
    Live clean! Don' have no fault!
    Oh, I takes dat gospel
    Whenever it's pos'ble
    But wid a grain of salt

    Methus'lah lived nine hundred years
    Methus'lah lived nine hundred years
    But who calls dat livin'
    When no gal will give in
    To no man what's nine hundred years?

    I'm preachin' dis sermon to show
    It ain't nece-ain't nece
    Ain't nece-ain't nece
    Ain't necessarily...so! Writer/s: Dorothy Heyward, Dubose Edwin Heyward, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
    Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing, RALEIGH MUSIC PUBLISHING, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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