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!