Track Title: I Got Plenty o' Nuttin Album Title: The Complete Verve Recordings, Disc 3 (Porgy & Bess) Prime Artist: Ella Fitzgerald / Louis Armstrong Arranger: Russell Garcia Lyrics by: Du Bose Heyward Lyrics by: Ira Gershwin (b. Israel Gershvin) Music by: George Gershwin (b. Jacob Gershvin) Vocal: Ella Fitzgerald Vocal: Louis Armstrong Trumpet: Louis Armstrong Producer: Norman Granz Conductor: Russell Garcia From the Show: Porgy and Bess 1935 (S) Lyrics: I got plenty of nothing And nothing's plenty for me I got no car - got no mule I got no misery Folks with plenty of plenty They've got a lock on the door Afraid somebody's gonna rob 'em While there out (a) making more - what for I got no lock on the door - that's no way to be They can steal the rug from the floor - that's OK with me 'Cause the things that I prize - like the stars in the skies - are all free I got plenty of nothing And nothing's plenty for me I got my gal - got my song (I) Got heaven the whole day long - Got my gal - got my love - got my song ############ The original lyrics from the show were more like: Oh, I got plenty o' nuttin' And nuttin's plenty fo' me I got no car, got no mule I got no misery De folks wid plenty of plenty Got got a lock on dey door 'Fraid somebody's a-goin' to rob 'em While dey's out a-makin' more. What for? I got no lock on de door, (dat's no way to be.) Dey kin steal de rug from de floor - Dat's okeh with me 'Cause de things dat I prize, like de stars in de skies, are all free I got plenty o' nuttin' And nuttin's plenty fo' me I got my gal, got my song Got Hebben the whole day long No use complainin'. Got my gal, got my Lawd, got my song. I got plenty o' nuttin' And nuttin's plenty fo' me I got the sun; got the moon; got the deep blue sea. De folks wid plenty o' plenty Got to pray all de day. Seems wid plenty you sure got to worry how to keep de debbil away, away. I ain't a-frettin' 'bout hell Till de time arrive. Never worry long as I'm well, Never gonna try to be good, to be bad, What the hell? I is glad I'se alive! Oh, I got plenty o' nuttin' And nuttin's plenty fo' me. I got my gal, got my song, Got Hebben de whole day long. No use complainin'. Got my gal, got my Lawd, got my song. Thanks to Lowell H. of Bellevue WA for these.