Porgy and Bess - What you want wid Bess Lyrics

2011 Broadway
Porgy and Bess the Musical - What you want wid Bess Lyrics

What you want wid Bess?
She's gettin' ole now;
Take a fine young gal
For to satisfy Crown.
Look at this chest
An' look at these arms you got.
You know how it always been with me,
These five years I been yo' woman,
You could kick me in the street,
Then when you wanted me back,
You could whistle, an' there I was
Back again, lickin' yo' hand.
There's plenty better lookin' gal than Bess.

Can' you see, I'm with Porgy,
Now and forever
I am his woman, he would die without me.
Oh, Crown, won't you let me go to my man, to my man.
He is a cripple an' needs my love, all my love.
What you want wid Bess?
Oh, let me go to my man. . .

What I wants wid other woman,
I gots a woman, yes,
An' dat is you, yes, dat is you, yes,
I need you now an' you're mine
jus' as long as I want you.
No cripple goin' take my woman from me.
You got a man tonight an' that is
Crown, yes, Crown, yes
You're my woman, Bess, I'm tellin'
you, now I'm your man.

(Pressing her very close)

What you want with Bess?
(Boat whistles)
Lemme go, Crown dat boat, it's goin' without me!

You ain't goin' nowhere!

Take yo' hands off me, I
say, yo' hands, yo' hands, yo hands.
(Crown kisses her passionately)

I knows you' ain' change -
Wid you and me it always be the same.
Git in dat thicket.

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Porgy and Bess the Musical Lyrics

A Woman is a Sometime Thing
My Man's Gone Now
It Take a Long Pull to Get There
I Got Plenty o' Nuttin
Buzzard Keep on Flying
Bess, You Is My Woman Now
Oh, I Can't Sit Down
It Ain't Necessarily So
What you want wid Bess
Oh, Doctor Jesus
I Loves You, Porgy
A Red-Haired Woman
There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York
Bess, O Where's My Bess?
O Lawd, I'm On My Way