Oh, Doctor Jesus
Words:Ira Gershwin and Du Bose Heyward
Music:George Gershwin
Performed By:  Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong
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Track Title:               Oh, Doctor Jesus

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)

Lyrics by:                 Du Bose Heyward
Music by:                  George Gershwin     (b. Jacob Gershvin)
Vocal:                     Ella Fitzgerald
Producer:                  Norman Granz

Conductor:                 Russell Garcia
From the Show:             Porgy and Bess  1935 (S)


Lyrics:
SERENA
 (kneeling)
 Oh, doctor Jesus, who done trouble de water in de Sea of Gallerie.

 PORGY
 Amen!

 SERENA
 An' likewise who done cas' de devil out of de afflicted time
 an' time again.


PORGY
Time an' time again.

PETER
Oh, my Jesus!


 SERENA
 Oh, doctor Jesus, what make you ain' lay yo' han' on dis po'
 sister head?

 LILY
 Oh, my father!

 SERENA
 An' chase de devil out of her down a steep place into de sea
 like you used to do time an' time again.

 PORGY
 Time an' time again. Oh, my Jesus!

 SERENA
 Lif' dis po' cripple up out of de dus'!

 PORGY
 Allelujah!

 SERENA
 An' lif' up his woman an' make her well time an' time again,
 an' save us all for Jesus sake, Amen.

 PORGY AND PETER
 Amen.

 SERENA
 All right. Now, Porgy, Doctor Jesus done take de case.
 By five o'clock dat woman goin' be well.

 (It is now full morning and Catfish Row is full
 of activity with street vendors calling.)
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