Who Sang Summertime? Big Brother & The Holding Company

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Release information
Writer(s): Dorothy Heyward, Du Bose Heyward, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Release Date: 1968-8-17
length: 4:01
producer: John Simon
arranger: Sam Andrew
lead vocals: Janis Joplin
membranophone: Dave Getz
guitar: James Gurley
guitar & bass: Sam Andrew and Peter Albin
Some other versions of "Summertime"

Summertime, time, time,
Child, the living's easy.
Fish are jumping out
And the cotton, Lord,
Cotton's high, Lord so high.

Your daddy's rich
And your ma is so good-looking, baby.
She's a-looking good now,
Hush, baby, baby, baby, baby now,
No, no, no, no, no, no, no,
Don't you cry, don't you cry.

One of these mornings
You're gonna rise, rise up singing,
You're gonna spread your wings, child,
And take, take to the sky,
Lord, the sky.

But until that morning,
Honey, n-n-nothing's going to harm ya,
No, no, no no, no no, no,
Don't you cry, don't you cry.

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Combination of the Two
  • 2 I Need a Man to Love
  • 3 Summertime
  • 4 Piece of My Heart
  • 5 Turtle Blues
  • 6 Oh, Sweet Mary
  • 7 Ball and Chain

  • Release information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin