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Summertime
Sarah Vaughan Lyrics


Summertime and the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high
Oh your Daddy's rich and your ma is good lookin'
So hush little baby, don't you cry

One of these mornings
You're goin' to rise up singing
Then you'll spread your wings
And you'll take the sky
But till that morning
There's a nothin' can harm you
With daddy and mammy standin' by

By, by, by

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: DOROTHY HEYWARD, DU BOSE HEYWARD, GEORGE GERSHWIN, IRA GERSHWIN

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bensu

Summertime and the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high
Your daddy's rich and your ma is good lookin'
So hush, little baby,don't you cry

One of these mornin's, you're gonna rise up singin'
Then you'll spread your wings and you'll take to the sky
But 'til that mornin', there is nothin' can harm you
With Daddy and Mummy, standing by

One of these mornin's, you're gonna rise up singin'
Then you'll spread your wings and you'll take to the sky
But 'til that mornin', there is nothin' can harm you
With Daddy and Mummy, standing by,standing by...



Lili Gibson

Summertime and the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high
Oh your Daddy's rich and your ma is good lookin'
So hush little baby, don't you cry

One of these mornings
You're goin' to rise up singing
Then you'll spread your wings
And you'll take to the sky

But till that morning
There's a nothin' can harm you
With daddy and mammy standin' by

One of these mornings
You're goin' to rise up singing
Then you'll spread your wings
And you'll take to the sky

But till that morning
There's a nothin' can harm you
With daddy and mammy standin' by
Standing by



- Beeman

One of these mornings
You're goin' to rise up singing
Then you'll spread your wings
And you'll take the sky
But till that morning
There's a nothin' can harm you
With daddy and mammy standin' by

Sorry, but all I can think is that that's another way of saying "You're eventually going to die. But don't worry about that now.".



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Maclen51

The best version. Her rich alto voice is incomparable.

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@monica bella
I just listened to it. Disappointing in comparison to Ella and Sarah hands down.
I know Sarah did a better version than this here.

monica bella

This belongs to Mahalia Jackson, closely followed by Sarah Vaughan !

Jem

Oh Sarah Vaughan. What a beautiful voice. I love women who sing low, and boy could she go.

Descendantofthesparrow

her alto actually isn't that low, its because she's a soprano that it sounds low with a gorgeous buzz.

L Douglas

Agreed. It sounds low for her voice. When I sing this it sounds like the lower-middle of my range / beginning of my lower range. Half an octave or even a full octave lower would be low.

Howard Campbell-Downes

My octogenarian mother is an alto and sang this to me as a child. She was Miss Liverpool 1952 has flame-red auburn hair and aqua green eyes. Back in the 60s we lived in a bungalow with rose gardens, weeping willows and apple trees, my father a self-made businessman and owner of a chain of shops, so, in many respects, the lyrics are totally apt. Needless to say, their long 15 year marriage was long on the rocks before I, the eldest, was born, and I've a half-sister exactly one month older than me my father sired by his then mistress. My mum says, the trouble was he thought he was Jack Kennedy !
Sarah evokes everything I remember of those happier childhood days, and her classical version is forever engraved on my heart *
Love and Peace

Raval Gupta

Howard Campbell-Downes show us a picture

David Thomas

Some evocative imagery there, I liked reading. Memories are often bitter sweet but I hope you cherish them all the same.

M OV

Sarah Vaughan had a powerful voice; you wouldn't know it from her recordings. I heard her in a concert back in 1972. One of the songs she performed was "Summertime"; she sang it her usual way, except this time at the end she lowered her hand with the microphone, kept it at her side and ended with a high note; I calculate it was somewhere in the vicinity of a high Bflat (which is how it is sung by most sopranos). This concert was in a huge theater; I was sitting in the second balcony and her voice just came at you and filled the entire hall, wow! and no mic! I will never forget that experience. She was a genuine soprano. RIP.

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