An’ the livin’ is easy

2.and the livin' is easy

Fish are jumpin’ are jumpin'

An’ the cotton is high

4.and the cotton is high

Oh yo’ daddy’s rich,

5. yo daddy's rich

And yo mamma’s goodlookin’,

6. and yo mamma's goodlookin'

So hush little baby, Don’ you cry

7. so hush little baby, don you cry

One of these mornins’

8. one of these mornins

You’re goin’ to rise up singin’ 

9.yo goin to rise up singing

Then you’ll spread yo’ wings,

10 then you'll spread your wings

An’ you’ll take to the sky

11.and you'll take to the sky

But till that mornin’,

12. But till that mornin

There’s a-nothin’ can harm you,

13.There's a- nothin can harm you

With daddy an’ mammy standin’ by

14.with daddy and mammy standin' by


Song by George Gershwin for Porgy and Bess

Altered image of girls on the pier by Sandra Summers at Lake Dixie Springs, Summit, Mississippi

All other altered images by Deborah Fagan Carpenter


6 thoughts on “Summertime…

  1. Carol Penn

    Love Porchscene so very much. I admire Deborah to the nth degree. She is so talented and has made me feel she is my good friend.

    1. Thanks for being OUR friend Carol!

  2. Sweet soul artist of paint, pen, picture.
    Luv the way you see, Deborah.

    1. Thank you so much for that Randall! Thank you for “seeing” it and for continuing to support us!

  3. Gary Wright

    Deborah, an excellent rendition of summertime youth in the South told through word and picture. You have caught the very essence of growing up in the South. That’s one of my favorite songs.

    1. Kind of gets in your head, doesn’t it Gary?! I’ve been going around singing it for days!

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