Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Summertime, an' the Livin' is Easy

Summertime was composed by George Gershwin for the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess.  DuBose Heyward, who wrote the novel Porgy, is credited with the lyrics along with Ira Gershwin. It is eighty years old, and still just as good as it was then, especially when sung by Ella Fitzgerald.

An’ the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin'
An’ the cotton is high.

Oh yo’ daddy's rich
An’ yo’ mamma's good lookin'
So hush little baby
Don' yo’ cry.

One of these mornin’s
You're goin’ to rise up singin’
Then you'll spread yo’ wings
An’ you'll take the sky.

But till that mornin’
There's a-nothin’ can harm you
With daddy an’ mammy standin’ by.

Repeat first two verses

Enjoy with your iced tea and flip flops.