There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York
Words:Ira Gershwin
Music:George Gershwin
Performed By:  Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong
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Track Title:               There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York

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
Trumpet:                   Louis Armstrong
Producer:                  Norman Granz

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

 That's the thing, ain' it? An' membuh there's.
 where that come from. Listen: There's a boat dat's
 leavin' soon for New York. Come wid me, dat's where
 we belong, sister.
 You an' me kin live dat high life in New York.
 Come wid me, dere you can't go wrong, sister.
 I'll buy you de swellest mansion
 Up on upper Fi'th Avenue
 An' through Harlem we'll go struttin',
 We'll go astruttin',
 An' dere'll be nuttin'
 Too good for you.
 I'll dress you in silks and satins
 In de latest Paris styles.
 And de blues you'll be forgettin',
 You'll be forgettin',
 There'll be no frettin'
 Jes nothin' but smiles.
 Come along wid me, Hey dat's de place,
 Don't be a fool, come along, come along.
 There's a boat dat's leavin' soon for New York
 Come wid me, dat's where we belong, sister,
 Dat's where we belong! Come on, Bess!

 You low, crawlin' hound! Get away from my door, I tells
 you, leave it, you rattlesnake. Dat's what you is,
 a rattlesnake!
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