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Bess you is my woman now

Opera details:

Opera title:

Porgy and Bess

Composer:

George Gershwin

Language:

English

Synopsis:

Porgy and Bess Synopsis

Libretto:

Porgy and Bess Libretto

Translation(s):

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Duet details:

Type:

duet

Role(s):

Porgy / Bess

Voice(s):

Bass-Baritone / Soprano

Act:

2

Previous scene: Buzzard keep on flyin' over
Next scene: I got plenty o'nutting

Aleksandra Kurzak & René Pape - Bess You is my Woman 2012

Singer(s): René Pape Aleksandra Kurzak

Aleksandra Kurzak & René Pape - Bess You is my Woman 2012

Aus der Oper 'Porgy and Bess' von George Gershwin,
vom Semperopernball in Dresden

From the opera 'Porgy and Bess' by George Gershwin,
opera ball at the Semperoper, Dresden


Bess, you is my woman now
You is, you is
And you must laugh and sing and dance
For two instead of one

Want no wrinkle on your brow, No how
Because de sorrow of de past is all done done
Oh Bess, My Bess.
The real happiness has just begun

Porgy I am your woman now
I is, I is!
And I ain't never going nowhere
unless you shares the fun

There's no wrinkle on my brow, No how
But I ain't going! You hear me saying
If you ain't going, with you I'm staying
Porgy I'm yo're woman now
I'm yours forever

Morning time and evening time
Summer time and winter time
Morning time and evening time and
Summertime and winter time

Bess, you is my woman now and forever
This life is just begun
Bess, we two are one
Now and forever
Oh Bess, don't min? dose women
You got you're Porgy
We'll go swinging
Through the years a singing

Morning time and evening time and
Winter time and summer time
Morning time and evening time and
Summer time and winter time

Oh my Porgy my man Porgy
My Bess, My Bess
From this minute I'?m telling you
I keep this vow: Porgy I'm yours now
From this minute I'm telling you
I keep this vow
Oh my Bessie, we is happy now.
We are one now

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

PORGY:
Bess, you is my woman now,
you is, you is!
An' you mus' laugh an' sing an' dance
for two instead of one.
Want no wrinkle on yo' brow,
Nohow,
Because de sorrow of de past is all done done
Oh, Bess, my Bess!

BESS:
Porgy, I's yo' woman now,
I is, I is!
An' I ain't never goin' nowhere 'less you shares de fun.
Dere's no wrinkle on my brow,
Nohow,
But I ain't goin'! You hear me sayin',
If you ain' goin', wid you I'm stayin'!

Porgy, I's yo' woman now!
I's yours forever -
Mornin' time an' evenin' time an'
summer time an' winter time.

PORGY:
Mornin' time an' evenin' time an'
summer time an' winter time.
Bess, you got yo' man.

Bess, you is my woman now and forever.*
Dis life is jes' begun,
Bess, we two is one
Now an' forever.
Oh, bess, don't min' dose women.
You got yo' Porgy.
I knows you means it,
I seen it in yo' eyes, Bess.
We'll go swingin'
Through de years a-singin'.

BESS:
Mornin' time an' evenin' time an'
summer time an' winter time.

PORGY:
Mornin' time an' evenin' time an'
summer time an' winter time.

BESS:
Oh, my Porgy, my man, Porgy.

PORGY: [simultaneously] My bess, my Bess.

Bess: From dis minute I'm tellin' you, I keep dis vow: Porgy, I's yo' woman now.

PORGY: [simultaneously]
From dis minute I'm tellin' you, I keep dis vow:
Oh, my Bessie, we's happy now. We is one now.

*Sung as Bess repeats her part from 'Porgy, I's yo' woman now...'
through 'I's yours forever -'

English Libretto or Translation:

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