It Ain't Necessarily So Lyrics

George Gershwin


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., IMAGEM U.S. LLC
writers: Ira Gershwin, Du Bose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward, George Gershwin
album: Track 11 in album Porgy and Bess in Concert / Girl Crazy Overture
release date: 1981
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length: 2:46
conductor: Eric Hammerstein
performing orchestra: London Promenade Orchestra
lyricist: Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward
composer: George Gershwin

It ain't necessarily so
It ain't necessarily so
The t'ings dat yo' li'ble
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 an' dieth!
Li'l David was small, but oh my!

Wadoo, zim bam boddle-oo
Hoodle ah da wa da
Scatty wah!
Oh yeah!

Oh Jonah, he lived in de whale
Oh Jonah, he lived in de whale
Fo' 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
Till Ol' Pharaoh's daughter
She fished him, she said, from dat stream

Wadoo...
Well, it ain't necessarily so
Well, it ain't necessarily so
Dey tells all you chillun
De debble's a villun,
But it ain't 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 will give in
To no man what's nine hundred years?

I'm preachin' dis sermon to show
It ain't nece-ain't nece
Ain't nece-ain't nece
Ain't necessarily...so!

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Introduction: Summertime
  • 2 A Woman Is a Sometime Thing
  • 3 My Man's Gone Now
  • 4 I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'
  • 5 Bess, You Is My Woman Now
  • 6 Oh, I Can't Sit Down
  • 7 It Ain't Necessarily So
  • 8 I Loves You, Porgy
  • 9 There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York
  • 10 Oh Lawd, I'm on My Way / Finale
  • 11 Girl Crazy: Overture