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Posted By: Doug Chadwick
09-Jul-07 - 12:41 PM
Thread Name: 'It Ain't Necessarily So' meaning
Subject: 'It Ain't Necessarily So' meaning
The Gershwin song "It Ain't Necessarily So", from Porgy & Bess, has the lines:

To get into Hebben don' snap for a sebben
Live clean, don' have no fault


Assuming "sebben" means seven, rhymes with Heaven, what does don't snap for a seven mean?

DC