Re: SUMMERTIME vocalese lyrics

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Posted by Ron Raines ( on February 06, 2004 at 13:46:04:

In Reply to: SUMMERTIME vocalese lyrics posted by Jon on February 02, 2004 at 14:59:49:

: Looking for info on a hard-to-hear lyric in the LH&R "Summertime" -

: Towards the end of the song, Hendricks sings the following:

: "In summertime,
: Livin' mighty easy to do.
: The fish are jumpin', yes indeed,
: The fish are jumpin', and the cotton's high.
: Your daddy's rich,
: And your momma ************
: Hush my baby, don't you cry.
: Hush my little baby, don't you cry."

: Any idea what comes after "momma?" Lambert and Ross are singing "Momma's lookin' sweet and fine," but it doesn't sound like Hendricks is singing anything like that at all. (it's 3 syllables that are missing."

: Any help would be appreciated!

: Thanks!

The lyric is "And your Momma looks good" The word "good" is a little drawn out. If you have not ever heard Miles Davis' original recording, I would suggest that you do. And, if you ever get the chance to listen to any of the original recordings of Jon's adaptations, it could only expand your Vocalese education. Cheers!

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