Oh, Doctor Jesus

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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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Serena: (kneeling)
Oh, doctor Jesus, who done trouble de water in de Sea of Gallerie.

Porgy: Amen!

Serena: And likewise who done cas' de devil out of de afflicted time
an' time again.

Porgy: Time an' time again.

Peter: Oh, my Jesus!

Serena: Oh, doctor Jesus, what make you ain' lay yo' han' on dis po'
sister head?

Lily: Oh, my father!

Serena: And chase de devil out of her down a steep place into de sea
like you used to do time an' time again.

Porgy: Time an' time again. Oh, my Jesus!

Serena: Lif' dis po' cripple up out of de dus'!

Porgy: Allelujah!

Serena: And lift up his woman an' make her well time an' time again,
an' save us all for Jesus sake, Amen.

Porgy and Peter: Amen.

Serena: All right. Now, Porgy, Doctor Jesus done take de case.
By five o'clock dat woman goin' be well.
(It is now full morning and Catfish Row is full
of activity with street vendors calling.)

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Written by: DOROTHY HEYWARD, DU BOSE HEYWARD, GEORGE GERSHWIN, IRA GERSHWIN

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc., RALEIGH MUSIC PUBLISHING, Downtown Music Publishing

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