It Ain't Necessarily So Lyrics

Johnny Mercer


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., IMAGEM U.S. LLC
writers: Ira Gershwin, Du Bose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward, George Gershwin
popularity : 0 users have visited this page.
length: 2:49
drums: Nick Fatool
trumpet: Billy Butterfield, Andy Ferretti, Chris Griffin
trombone: Will Bradley
alto saxophone: Julian "Matty" Matlock, Bill Stegmeyer
tenor saxophone: Eddie Miller, Art Rollini
baritone saxophone: Ernie Caceres
piano: Johnny Guarnieri
guitar: Carl Kress
bass: Bob Haggart
performing orchestra: Billy Butterfield & His Orchestra
composer: George Gershwin
lyricist: Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward

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

sponsored links