Mudcat Café message #22507 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4175   Message #22507
Posted By: chet w
27-Feb-98 - 11:42 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/chords: Summertime (Gershwin)
Subject: Lyr Add: SUMMERTIME (Gershwin & Heyward)^^
SUMMERTIME
(Gershwin & Heyward)

summertime and the living is easy,
catfish jumping, and the cotton is high
your daddy's rich and your mama's good-looking
so hush little baby, don't you cry

one of these mornings you gonna rise up singing
you'll spread your wings and take to the sky
until that morning ain't nothing to harm you
with your daddy and your mammy standing by

Dubose Heyward wrote the original novel, entitled "Porgy", from which the opera was spawned. George Gershwin lived on an island just outside of Charleston while he was composing the music. Some of the places mentioned in Porgy and Bess are still there, such as Rainbow Row, where Porgy lived, but the houses now cost over a million dollars. Come on down in the spring, it is beautiful.

My favorite song,
Chet W.