"Summertime" as written by Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin and Du Bose Heyward....
It's summertime
And the living is easy
Fish are jumping
And the cotton is high
Your daddy is rich
And your mommy's good looking
So hush pretty baby, don't you cry

One of these mornings
You're gonna wake up singing
You're gonna spread your wings
Take to the sky
But till that morning
There's just not a thing that can harm you
With daddy and mommy standing by


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"Summertime" as written by George Gershwin Du Bose Heyward

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    General CommentMy mother used to sing this to me when I was a child - for those who don't know, it's from Porgy and Bess, and as she was from Mississippi and bore and raised me in Louisiana (US Deep South) it resonated with us. You can imagine my delight in finding Nick singing my very own "roots music"!

    His voice is absolutely hypnotic on this track. He could've sung me the phone book.
    aventurineon December 15, 2011   Link

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