Sarah Brightman -- Summertime

an' the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin'
an' the cotton is high
Oh, yo' daddy's rich
an' yo' ma is good lookin'
So hush, little baby,
don't you cry

One of these mornin's
you goin' to rise up singin'
Then you'll spread yo' wings
an' you'll take the sky
But till that mornin'
there's a nothin' can harm you
With Daddy and Mammy standin' by

Music and lyrics: Gershwin / Gershwin / Heyward
The song originates from "Porgy & Bess"

From: Video "Sarah Brightman in concert" (1997).

Source of the lyrics: thanks to Ira Tronza.


The song has been recorded by many thousands of artists throughout the years! A very large archive of all these versions can be found on The Summertime Collection.

One of the artists on my web site who also sings this song is Charlotte Church on her second self-titled album (1999). with the same lyrics.

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created: 27 November 2000
last modified: 28 September 2017