Oh, Bess, Oh Where's My Bess?

 

Lyrics by:  Ira Gershwin

Lyrics by:  Du Bose Heyward

Music by:  George Gershwin

From the Album:   The V-Disc, 1943-1947, disc 2

From the Show:  Porgy and Bess  (1935)

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INTRO

        Oh, Bess, oh, where's my Bess?

        Won't somebody tell me where?

        I ain't care what she say, I ain't care what she done

        Won't somebody tell me where's my Bess?  Bess

 

My Bess, I want her now

Without her I can't go on

I counted the days that 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, Lord, in your big heaven

Please show me where I must go

Oh, give me the strength, show me the way

 

Tell me the truth, where is she?

Where is my gal?

Where's my Bess?