It Ain't Necessarily So - Jamie Cullum

It ain't necessarily so
It ain't necessarily so
The things that you're liable
To read in the Bible,
It ain't necessarily so.

now david was small but oh my
little david was small but oh my
he fought big goliath
who lay down and dieth
david was small but oh my.

to get into heaven, dont snap for a seven
live clean forget your faults
i take the gospel whenever it's possible (poss'ble)
but with a grain of salt

jonah he lived in a whale
jonah he lived in a whale
he made his home in, a fishes abdomen
jonah he lived in a whale

to get into heaven, dont snap for a seven
live clean forget youre faults (don't have no faults)
i take gospel whenever it's poss'ble
but with a grain of salt

methuselah lived 900 years
methuselah lived 900 years
who calls that livin' when no gal will give in
to no man who's 900 years

It ain't necessarily so
It ain't necessarily so
The things that you're liable
To read in the Bible,
It ain't necessarily so.

aint necessarily so
aint necessarily so
aint necessarily so.

Other verses I've found/heard:
It ain't necessarily so
It ain't necessarily so
They tell all you chillun de devil's a villain
But it ain't necessarily so

I'm preachin' dis sermon to show
It ain't nessa, ain't nessa
Ain't nessa, ain't nessa
It ain't necessarily so

Li'l Moses was found in a stream
Li'l Moses was found in a stream
He floated on water 'til ole Pharaoh's daughter
She fished him she says from that stream

Keep in mind the original Gershwin was written in a pidgen style:

It ain't necessarily so
It ain't necessarily so
The t'ings dat yo' li'ble
To read in de Bible,
It ain't necessarily so.

Li'l David was small, but oh my !
Li'l David was small, but oh my !
He fought Big Goliath
Who lay down an' dieth !
Li'l David was small, but oh my !

Wadoo, zim bam boddle-oo,
Hoodle ah da wa da,
Scatty wah !
Oh yeah !...

Oh Jonah, he lived in de whale,
Oh Jonah, he lived in de whale,
Fo' he made his home in
Dat fish's abdomen.
Oh Jonah, he lived in de whale.

Li'l Moses was found in a stream.
Li'l Moses was found in a stream.
He floated on water
Till Ol' Pharaoh's daughter,
She fished him, she said, from dat stream.

Wadoo ...

Well, it ain't necessarily so
Well, it ain't necessarily so
Dey tells all you chillun
De debble's a villun,
But it ain't necessarily so !

To get into Hebben
Don' snap for a sebben !
Live clean ! Don' have no fault !
Oh, I takes dat gospel
Whenever it's pos'ble,
But wid a grain of salt.

Methus'lah lived nine hundred years,
Methus'lah lived nine hundred years,
But who calls dat livin'
When no gal will give in
To no man what's nine hundred years ?

I'm preachin' dis sermon to show,
It ain't nece-ain't nece
Ain't nece-ain't nece
Ain't necessarily ... so !

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