Who Sang It Ain’t Necessarily So? Grant Green

Grant Green Nigeria cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1980
length: 10:23
producer: Alfred Lion
engineer: Rudy van Gelder
bass: Sam Jones
guitar: Grant Green
piano: Sonny Clark
drums (drum set): Art Blakey
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
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Airegin
  • 2 It Ain’t Necessarily So
  • 3 I Concentrate on You
  • 4 The Things We Did Last Summer
  • 5 The Song Is You

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