PORGY
(At window, laughing)
Oh, I got plenty o' nuttin',
An' nuttin's plenty fo' me.
I got no car, got no mule, I got no misery.
De folks wid plenty o' plenty
Got a lock on dey door.
'Fraid somebody's agoin' to rob 'em
While dey's out amakin' more.
What for?
I got no lock on de door,
(Dat's no way to be)
Dey can steal de rug from de floor..
Dat's okeh wid me,
'Cause de things dat I prize
Like de stars in de skies
All are free.
Oh, I got plenty o' nuttin',
An' nuttin's plenty fo' me,
I got my gal, got my song,
Got Hebben de whole day long!
No use complainin'!
Got my gal, got my Lawd, got my song.
WOMEN
Porgy change since dat woman come to live with he.
SERENA
How he change!
ALL
He ain't cross with chillen no more, an' ain't you hear how
he an' Bess all de time singin' in their room?
MARIA
I tells you dat cripple's happy now.
CHORUS
Happy.

PORGY
I got plenty o'nuttin',
An' nuttin's plenty fo' me.
I got de sun, got de moon, got de deep blue sea.
De folks wid plenty o' plenty,
Got to pray all de day.
Seems wid plenty you sure got to worry
How to keep de debble away, away.
I ain't afrettin' 'bout hell
Till de time arrive.
Never worry long as I'm well,
Never one to strive to be good, to be bad,
What de hell, I is glad I's alive.
Oh, I got plenty o' nuttin'
An' nuttin's plenty fo' me.
I got my gal, got my song,
Got Hebben de whole day long.
No use complainin',

Got my gal, got my Lawd, got my song!
CHORUS
Got his gal, got his Lawd.
 
 

MARIA
Lissen there, what I tells you.

SERENA
Go 'long with you, dat woman ain't de kin'
for to make a cripple happy.
It take a killer like Crown to hol' her down.

SPORTING LIFE
(saunters over to Maria's table)

(Maria seizes his hand and blows
white powder from his palm.)

What you t'ink you doin'?
Dat stuff cos' money.

MARIA
Lissen here, I ain' say nuttin',
no matter how drunk you get dese boys
roun' here on rotgut whiskey,
but nobody ain' goin peddle happy dust 'roun' my shop.
Does you hear what I say?

SPORTING LIFE
Oh, come on now, ole lady,
le's you an' me be fren'.