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IT AIN'T NECESSARILY SO From "Porgy & Bess" (George & Ira Gershwin) Recorded by : Larry Adler; Daevid Allen; April Aloisio; Ray Anthony; Louis Armstrong; Chet Atkins; Obba Babatunde; Juraj Bartos; Beets Brothers; Jon Belcher; Paul Bisaccia; Evans Bradshaw; Bronski Beat; Georgia Brown; Oscar Brown Jr.; Ronnie Brown; John W. Bubbles; John Bunch; Joe Burton; Billy Butterfield; Cab Calloway; Center City Brass Quintet; Sarah Chang; El Checo Acosta; Cher; June Christy; Classics IV; Cleveland Pops Orch.; Marc Copeland; Crescent City Orch.; Bing Crosby; Jamie Cullum; John Dankworth; Bobby Darin; Miles Davis; Sammy Davis Jr.; Buddy DeFranco; Alex de Grassi; Johnny Desmond; Walt Dickerson; Todd Duncan; Nelson Eddy; Lehman Engel; Ron Eschete; Andy Erzin; Percy Faith; Art Farmer; Victor Feldman; Field Of Blue; Ella Fitzgerald; Aretha Franklin; Friends; Erroll Garner; Alfred Gehardt; George Gershwin; Larry Goldings; Grant Green; Bob Haggart; Edmond Hall; Herbie Hancock; Ted Heath; Eddie Henderson; Joe Henderson; Conrad Herwig; The Honeycombs; Lena Horne; Ish; Einar Iversen; Ahmad Jamal; Jazz Class Orch.; The Jazztet; The Jody Grind; Bob Keene Orch.; Linn Maxwell Keller; Beverly Kenney; Stan Kenton; Barney Kessel; Carol Kidd; Cleo Laine; Peggy Lee; Ramsey Lewis Trio; Avon Long; Mundell Lowe All Stars; Johnny Lytle Trio; Junior Mance; Herbie Mann; Bill Marx; Edward Matthews; Susannah McCorkle; Jack McDuff; Johnny Mercer; The Modern Jazz Quartet; The Moody Blues; Ella Mae Morse; Walter Murphy; Larry Novak; Chico O'Farrill; 101 Strings Orch.; Joe Pass; Oscar Peterson; Duffy Power; Flora Purim; Finley Quaye; Sun Ra; Bill Ramsey; Martha Raye; Freddie Roach; Marcus Roberts; Paul Robeson; Normie Rowe; Mario Rusca; Michelle Samuels; The Savoy Swing Band; Bon Scott; Janet Seidel; Doc Severinsen; George Shearing; Ben Sidran; Frank Sinatra; Soulful Strings; Charlie Spivak; The Starlite Orch.; Rick Stepton; Studio Orch.; Maxine Sullivan; Superbass; Burnett Thompson; Teri Thornton; Lawrence Tibbett; Dick Titterington; Cal Tjader; Nuria Tomas; Torques; Turtle Creek Chorale; Joe Utterback; Dave Van Ronk; Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson; Bennie Wallace; Magni Wentzel Sextet; When People Were Shorter And Lived Near Water; Wesla Whitfield; Earl Wild; Colm Wilkinson; Mary Lou Williams; George Winston; Helmut Zacharias. [Porgy and Bess] It ain't necessarily so It ain't necessarily so De things dat yo' liable to read in de Bible It ain't necessarily so Li'l David was small but oh my Li'l David was small but oh my He fought big Goliath who lay down and dieth Li'l David was small but oh my Oh Jonah he lived in de whale Oh Jonah he lived in de whale For he made his home in dat fish's abdomen Oh Jonah he lived in de whale Li'l Moses was found in a stream Li'l Moses was found in a stream He floated on water 'til ole Pharaoh's daughter She fished him she says from that stream It ain't necessarily so It ain't necessarily so Dey tell all you chillun de debble's a villain But 'taint necessarily so To get into Hebben don' snap for a sebben Live clean, don' have no fault Oh I takes dat gospel whenever it's pos'ble But wid a grain of salt Methus'lah lived nine hundred years Methus'lah lived nine hundred years But who calls dat livin' when no gal'll give in To no man what's nine hundred years I'm preachin' dis sermon to show It ain't nessa, ain't nessa Ain't nessa, ain't nessa It ain't necessarily so (Contributed by Nancy - August 2004)


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