Who Sang It Ain't Necessarily So? Carmen McRae & Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr. Boy Meets Girl / Porgy and Bess cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2005
length: 3:57
Some other versions of "It Ain't Necessarily So"

Lyrics
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

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Happy to Make Your Aquaintance
  • 2 Tea for Two
  • 3 They Didn't Believe Me
  • 4 You're the Top
  • 5 Cheek to Cheek
  • 6 Baby It's Cold Outside
  • 7 People Will Say We're in Love
  • 8 There's a Small Hotel
  • 9 A Fine Romance
  • 10 The Things We Did Last Summer
  • 11 Two Sleepy People
  • 12 Who Cares
  • 13 I Go for You
  • 14 Summertime
  • 15 A Woman Is a Sometime Thing
  • 16 My Man's Gone Now
  • 17 I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
  • 18 Bess, You Is My Woman Now
  • 19 It Ain't Necessarily So
  • 20 I Loves You, Porgy
  • 21 There's a Boat Dat's Leavin Soon for New York
  • 22 Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess?
  • 23 Oh, Lawd, I'm on My Way

  • Release information
    label: Verve
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 731458954620
    script: Latin