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I Wants to Stay Here

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

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