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I Wants To Stay Here

This song is by Ella Fitzgerald and appears on the album Porgy & Bess (1959) by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong.

BESS
I wants to stay here, but I ain't worthy.
You are too decent to understand.
For when I see him he hypnotize me.
When he takes hold of me with his hot hand.

Someday I know he's comin' back to call me.
He's goin' to handle me an' hold me so.
It's goin' to be like dyin', Porgy, deep inside me -
But when he calls, I have to go.
When he calls, I have to go.

I love you, Porgy, don' let him take me,
Don' let him handle me an' drive me mad.
If you can keep me, I wan' to stay here
With you forever, and I'd be glad.

Porgy
There, there, Bess, you don' need to be afraid no more,
You've picked up happiness and laid you' worries down.
You're goin' to live easy, you're goin' to live high.
You're goin' to outshine every woman in this town.
An' remember, when Crown comes
You love Porgy!

BESS
Oh I love you so, my Porgy,
I will always be your woman
I wanna stay with Porgy
I'm goin' to stay, I've got a home now, an' we got love.
So no more cryin', can't you understan'?
We're goin' about our business, singin'
'Cause I got Porgy, I got my man.

I love you, Porgy, Don' let him take me,
Don' let him handle me an' drive me mad.
If you can keep me, I wan' to stay here
With you forever, and I'd be glad.

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