Sportin’ life:It ain’t necessarily so,All:It ain’t necessarily so.Sportin’ life:De t’ings dat yo li’bleTo read in de Bible -It ain’t necessarily so.Li’l’ david was small, but oh my!All:Li’l’ david was small, but oh my!Sportin’ life:He fought big goliathWho lay down and dieth -Li’l’ david was small, but oh my!Wadoo!Ensemble:Wadoo!Sportin’ life:Zim bam boddle-oo!Ensemble:Zim bam boddle-oo!Sportin’ life:Hoodle ah da waah da!Ensemble:Hoodle ah da waah da!Sportin’ life:Scatty way!Ensemble:Scatty wah!Sportin’ life:Yeah!Oh jonah, he lived in de whaleAll:Oh jonah, he lived in de whale.Sportin’ life:Fo’ he made his home inDat fish’s abdomen -Oh jonah, he lived in de whale.L’il’ moses was found in a streamAll:L’il’ moses was found in a streamSportin’ life:He floated on water’till ole’ pharaoh’s daughterShe fished him, she says from dat stream.Wadoo!Ensemble:Wadoo!Sportin’ life:Zim bam boddle-oo!Ensemble:Zim bam boddle-oo!Sportin’ life:Hoodle ah da waah da!Ensemble:Hoodle ah da waah da!Sportin’ life:Scatty way!Ensemble:Scatty wah!Sportin’ life:Yeah!It ain’t necessarily soAll:It ain’t necessarily soSportin’ life:Dey tell all you chillunDe debble’s a villunBut ’tain’t necessarily so.To get into hebbbenDon’t snap fo’ a sebben -Live clean! don’ have no fault!Oh, I takes dat gospelWhenever it’s pos’ple -But wid a grain of salt!Methus’lah lived nine hundred years,All:Methus’lah lived nine hundred years,Sportin’ life:But who calls dat livin’When no gal’ll give inTo no man what’s nine hundred years? I’m preachin’ dis sermon to showIt ain’t nessa, ain’t nessa,Ain’t nessa, ain’t nessa -All:It ain’t necessarily so!
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It Ain’t Necessarily So Lyrics

Ella Fitzgerald – It Ain’t Necessarily So Lyrics

Songwriters: GERSHWIN, IRA / HEYWARD, DU BOSE / HEYWARD, DOROTHY / GERSHWIN, GEORGE
It Ain’t Necessarily So lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., EMI Music Publishing

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