Track Title: Oh, Bess, Oh Where's My Bess?
Album Title: The Complete Verve Recordings, Disc 3 (Porgy & Bess)
Prime Artist: Ella Fitzgerald / Louis Armstrong
Arranger: Russell Garcia
Lyrics by: Ira Gershwin (b. Israel Gershvin)
Music by: George Gershwin (b. Jacob Gershvin)
Vocal: Louis Armstrong
Producer: Norman Granz
Conductor: Russell Garcia
From the Show: Porgy and Bess 1935 (S)
I ain' axin' yo' opinion.
Oh, Bess, oh where's my Bess,
Won't somebody tell me where?
I ain' care what she say,
I ain' care what she done,
won't somebody tell me where's my Bess?
Bess, Oh, Lawd,
My Bess! I want her now,
Widout her I can't go on.
I counted de days dat I was gone
Till I got home to see her face.
Won't somebody tell me where's my Bess?
I want her so, my gal, my Bess,
where is she?
Oh Gawd, in yo' big Heav'n
please show me where I mus' go,
oh give me de strength, show me de way!
Tell me de truth, where is she, where is my gal,
where is my Bess!