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My Man's Gone Now
George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward
From the opera Porgy and Bess (1935), first act, scene 1.
Music by George Gershwin (1898-1937), lyrics by Ira Gershwin (1896-1983) and DuBose Heyward (1885-1940).

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Recording sessions
1966 October 19 - 1967 January 5: New York RCA Manhattan B
My man's gone now
Ain't no use of listening
For his tired footsteps
Climbing up the stairs

Ol' man sorrows
Come to keep me company
Whispering beside me
When I say my prayers
When I say my prayers

Ain't that I mind working
Working me as travelers
Journeying together
To the promised land

But ol' man sorrow
Mounting all the way with me
Telling me that I'm old now
Since I lose my man
Since I lose my man
Since I lose my man