Dějství 1. - scéna 2.
 

SERENA'S ROOM
 

WOMAN
Where is brudder Robbins?

ALL
He's a-gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, gone.

WOMAN
I seen him in de mornin' wid his work clo'es on

ALL
But he's gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, gone.

MAN
An' I seen him in the noontime straight and tall,
But death acome awalkin' in the evenin' fall

ALL
An' he's gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, gone.

WOMAN
An' death touched Robbins wid a silver knife

ALL
An' he's gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, gone.

MAN
An' he's sittin' in de garden by de tree of life.

ALL
An' he's gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, gone.
Robbins is gone, gone, gone, etc.

SERENA
Who's dat acomin' climbin' up my steps?

MARIA
It's Porgy, an' Bess is ahelpin' him.

SERENA
What's dat woman comin' here for?

(Porgy and Bess enter. Bess advances
toward bier, money in hand)

SERENA
I don't need yo' money for to bury my man.

BESS
Dis ain't Crown's money. Porgy give me my money now.

SERENA
All right, then. You can put it in the saucer.

(Bess puts money in the saucer.)