SERENA
My man's gone now,
Ain't no use alistenin'
For his tired foot-steps
Climbin' up de stairs. Ah!
Ole Man Sorrow
Come to keep me comp'ny,
Whisperin' beside me
When I say my prayers. Ah-
Ain't dat I min' workin'ยท
Work an' me is travellers
Journeyin' togedder
To de promise land.
But Ole Man Sorrow's
Marchin' all de way wid me
Tellin' me I'm ole now
Since I lose my man.

WOMENSERENA
Since I lose my man.

WOMENSERENA
Ole Man Sorrow sittin' by de fireplace,
Lyin' all night long by me in de bed.
Tellin' me de same thing mornin', noon an' eb'nin'
That I'm all alone now since my man is dead. Ah-
Since my man is dead!

ALL
Ah -

SERENA
Ah -

UNDERTAKER
(Entering)
How de saucer stan' now, my sister?

SERENA
There ain't but fifteen dollar.

UNDERTAKER
Hum! Can't bury him for fifteen dollar.

JAKE
He got to be buried tomorrow or the board of health will
take him and give him to the medical students.

UNDERTAKER
(Kindly)
Life is hard, brudder, but we all got to live.
It cos' money for to bury a grown man.

SERENA
Oh, for Gawd sake, bury him in the grave yard...Don't let
the students take him to cut up an' scatter. I goin' to work
on Monday, an' I swear to Gawd, I goin' pay you ev'ry cent.

UNDERTAKER
All right, sister, wit the box an' one carriage, it'll cos' me
more'n twenty-five, but I'll see you through.

PORGY
Jesus bless you, my brudder.

UNDERTAKER
You can all be ready tomorrow mornin'. It's a long trip to
the cemetery.
(He leaves)

GROUP
Oh, he's gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, gone