1935© Music by George Gershwin and Lyrics by Ira Gershwin & DuBose Heyward
George Gershwin * New York City, NY Sep 26, 1898
† Beverly Hills, Ca Jul 11, 1937
Israel “Ira” Gershwin * New York City, NY Dec 6, 1896
† Beverly Hills, Ca. Aug 17, 1983
Edwin DuBose Heyward * Charleston, S.C. Aug 31, 1885
† Tryon, N.C. Jun 16, 1940
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Summertime, and the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumpin’, and the cotton is high.
Oh, you daddy’s rich, and your ma is good lookin’
So hush, little baby don’t you cry.
One of these mornin’s, wou goin’to rise up singin’,
Then you’ll spread your wings, and you’ll take the sky,
But ‘till that mornin’, there’s a notin’can harm you,
With daddy and mammy standin’by.