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Gershwin on Dinosaurs



For the benefit of Mr Kite and any who may not be familiar with the Twainian 
lyrics discussed priorly, I quote:


IT AIN´T NECESSARILY SO  
(Porgy And Bess, 1935)  

It aint´t necessarily so,  
It ain´t necessarily so --  
De t'ings day yo´li´ble  
To read in de Bible --  
It ain't necessarily so.  

Li'l David was small, but -- oh my!  
Li'l David was small, but -- oh my!  
He fought Big Goliath  
Who lay down and dieth --  
Li'l David was small, but -- oh my!  

Wadoo! Zim bam boddle-oo, zim bam boddle-oo!  
Hoodle ah da wah da! Hoodle ah da wah da!  
Scatty wah! Yeah!  

Oh Jonah, he lived in de whale,  
Oh Jonah, he lived in de whale --  
Fo´he made his home in  
Dat fish's abdomen --  
Oh Jonah, he lived in de whale.  

Li'l Moses was found in a stream,  
Li'l Moses was found in a stream --  
He floated on water  
Till Ole Pharaoh's daughter  
She fished him, she says, from dat stream.  
Wadoo! Zim &c.  
It ain't necessarily so,  
It ain't necessarily so.  
Dey tell all tyou chillun  
De debble's a villun  
But 'tain't necessarily so.  

To get into hebben  
Don't snap fo' a seben --  
Live clean! Don't have no fault!  
Oh, I takes dat gospel  
Whenever it's poss'ple --  
But wid a grain of salt!  

Methus'lah live nine hundred years,  
Methus'lah live nine hundred years --  
But who calls dat livin'  
When no gal'll give in  
To no man what's nine hundred years?  

I'm preachin' dis sermon to show  
It ain't nessa, ain't nessa,  
Ain't nessa, ain't nessa,  
Ain't necessarily so!  

(Encore Limerick)  
'Way back in 5,000 B.C.  
Ole Adam an' Eve had to flee.  
Sure, dey did dat deed in  
De Garden of Eden --  
But why chasterize you an´me?