Track Title:               Oh, Bess, Oh Where's My Bess?
Album Title:               The Complete Verve Recordings, Disc 3 (Porgy & Bess)
Prime Artist:              Ella Fitzgerald / Louis Armstrong
Arranger:                  Russell Garcia

Lyrics by:                 Ira Gershwin     (b. Israel Gershvin)
Music by:                  George Gershwin     (b. Jacob Gershvin)
Vocal:                     Louis Armstrong
Producer:                  Norman Granz

Conductor:                 Russell Garcia
From the Show:             Porgy and Bess  1935 (S)

Lyrics:
PORGY
 I ain' axin' yo' opinion.
 Oh, Bess, oh where's my Bess,
 Won't somebody tell me where?
 I ain' care what she say,
 I ain' care what she done,
 won't somebody tell me where's my Bess?
 Bess, Oh, Lawd,

My Bess! I want her now,
Widout her I can't go on.
I counted de days dat I was gone
Till I got home to see her face.
Won't somebody tell me where's my Bess?
I want her so, my gal, my Bess,
where is she?
Oh Gawd, in yo' big Heav'n
please show me where I mus' go,
oh give me de strength, show me de way!
Tell me de truth, where is she, where is my gal,
where is my Bess!

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