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Summertime
1935 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
1959 September 12: New York Town Hall instrumental
Summertime and the livin's easy,
Fish are jumpin', and the cotton is high.
Oh yo' daddy's rich and yo' ma is good lookin',
So hush, little baby, don' yo' cry.
One of these mornin's you goin' to rise un 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 and Mammy standin' by.
 
 
1959 September 12: New York Town Hall
Summertime
And the living's so easy
Fish are jumping
 
 
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