What You Want Wid Bess?

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Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as the "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz", and "Lady Ella", was an American jazz and song vocalist. With a vocal range spanning three octaves (D♭3 to D♭6), she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. more »


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1958
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Oh... What you want wid Bess?
She's gettin' ole now;
Take a fine young gal
For to satisfy Crown.

Look at this chest
An' look at these arms you got.
You know how it always been with me,
These five years I been yo' woman,

You could kick me in the street,
Then when you wanted me back,
You could whistle, an' there I was
Back again, lickin' yo' hand.

There's plenty better lookin' gal than Bess.
Can' you see, I'm with Porgy,
Now and forever
I am his woman, he would die without me.

Oh, Crown, won't you let me go to my man, to my man.
He is a cripple an' needs my love, all my love.
What you want wid Bess? Oh, let me go to my man. . .

What I wants wid other woman,
I gots a woman, yes,
An' dat is you, yes, dat is you, yes,
I need you now an' you're mine jus' as long as I want you.

No cripple goin' take my woman from me.
You got a man tonight an' that is Crown, yes, Crown, yes crown.
You're my woman, Bess, I'm tellin' you, now I'm your man.

What you want with Bess?

Lemme go, Crown dat boat, it's goin' wiout me!

You ain't goin' nowhere!

Take yo' hands off me, I say, yo' hands, yo' hands, yo hands.

I knows you' ain' change - wid you and me it always be the same. 
Git in dat thicket.

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Written by: DUBOSE HEYWARD, GEORGE GERSHWIN, IRA GERSHWIN, ISRAEL GERSHVIN, JACOB GERSHVIN

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Downtown Music Publishing

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