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It Ain't Necessarily So

This song is by Joe Henderson, features Sting on vocals and appears on the album Porgy And Bess (1997).

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It Ain't Necessarily So
It ain't necessarily so
It ain't necessarily so
The things that you're liable
To read in the Bible
It ain't necessarily so

Little David was small but oh my
Little David was small but oh my
He fought big Goliath
Who lay down and dieth
Little David was small but oh my

To get into Heaven don't snap for a seven
Live clean, don't have no fault
I takes dat gospel
Whenever it's pos'ble
But with a grain of salt

Methus'lah lived nine hundred years
Methus'lah lived nine hundred years
But who calls dat livin'
When no gal will give in
To no man who's nine hundred years

Oh, Jonah, he lived in de whale
Oh, Jonah, he lived in de whale
For he made his home in dat fish's abdomen
Oh, Jonah, he lived in de whale

Little Moses was found in a stream
Little Moses was found in a stream
He floated on water
Till ole Pharaoh's daughter
She fished him, she says, from that stream

To get into Heaven don't snap for a seven
Live clean, don't have no fault
I takes dat gospel
Whenever it's pos'ble
But with a grain of salt

Methus'lah lived nine hundred years
Methus'lah lived nine hundred years
But who calls dat livin'
When no gal will give in
To no man what's nine hundred years?

I'm preachin' this sermon to show
It ain't necessarily, ain't necessarily
Ain't necessarily so

Music by:

George Gershwin

Lyrics by:

Ira Gershwin