What You Want Wid Bess? Lyrics

Ella Fitzgerald


publisher: ©IMAGEM U.S. LLC, WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC INC
writers: George Gershwin Dubose Heyward
album: Track 4 in album 100 Hits Legends: Ella Fitzgerald
release date: 2009-10-30
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length: 2:02

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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.

Track Listing

  • 1 Manhattan
  • 2 Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
  • 3 A Fine Romance
  • 4 I've Got You Under My Skin
  • 5 With a Song in My Heart
  • 6 My Funny Valentine
  • 7 Let's Face the Music and Dance
  • 8 Night and Day
  • 9 There's a Small Hotel
  • 10 Isn't This a Lovely Day
  • 11 Puttin' on the Ritz
  • 12 Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)
  • 13 The Lady Is a Tramp
  • 14 In the Still of the Night
  • 15 All of You
  • 16 Blue Moon
  • 17 I Could Write a Book
  • 18 I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket
  • 19 The Song Is Ended
  • 20 It's a Lovely Day Today
  • 1 What Is This Thing Called Love?
  • 2 You Do Something to Me
  • 3 Buzzard Song
  • 4 What You Want Wid Bess?
  • 5 I Love Paris
  • 6 Let Yourself Go
  • 7 O Can't Give You Anything but Love
  • 8 Soon
  • 9 Someone to Watch Over Me
  • 10 Heat Wave
  • 11 It's De-Lovely
  • 12 Tenderly
  • 13 Always True to You in My Fashion
  • 14 Lazy
  • 15 Alexander's Ragtime Band
  • 16 But Not for Me
  • 17 Miss Otis Regrets
  • 18 Ace in the Hole
  • 19 All by Myself
  • 20 Reaching for the Moon
  • 1 Angel Eyes
  • 2 I've Got the World on a String
  • 3 I Wished on the Moon
  • 4 Taking a Chance on Love
  • 5 Dream a Little Dream of Me
  • 6 Happy Talk
  • 7 Black Coffee
  • 8 Moanin' Low
  • 9 On the Sunny Side of the Street
  • 10 How High the Moon
  • 11 You'll Have to Swing It (Mr. Paganini) (If You Can't Sing It)
  • 12 Crying
  • 13 Smooth Sailing
  • 14 My One and Only Love
  • 15 That Old Black Magic
  • 16 Lover Come Back to Me
  • 17 Old Devil Moon
  • 18 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
  • 19 You'll Never Know
  • 20 I Can't Get Started
  • 1 I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
  • 2 Change Partners
  • 3 The Tender Trap (Love Is)
  • 4 An Empty Ballroom
  • 5 Walking by the River
  • 6 Mixed Emotions
  • 7 It Might as Well Be Spring
  • 8 Thanks for the Memory
  • 9 Looking for a Boy
  • 10 Maybe
  • 11 It's All Right With Me
  • 12 No Strings
  • 13 Russian Lullaby
  • 14 I Want to Stay Here (I Love You Porgy)
  • 15 From This Moment On
  • 16 I Used to Be Color Blind
  • 17 Suppertime
  • 18 They Cant't Take That Away From Me
  • 19 Anything Goes
  • 20 Begin the Beguine
  • 1 Summertime
  • 2 You're the Top
  • 3 This Can't Be Love
  • 4 It Never Entered Ma Mind
  • 5 Solitude
  • 6 Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • 7 Makin' Whoopee
  • 8 Lover
  • 9 Stardust
  • 10 People Will Say We're in Love
  • 11 Until the Real Thing Comes Along
  • 12 Please Be Kind
  • 13 Imagination
  • 14 Goody, Goody
  • 15 Where or When
  • 16 Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
  • 17 Easy to Love
  • 18 Blue Skies
  • 19 Body and Soul
  • 20 Oh! Lady Be Good