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Bess, You Is My Woman Now

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Uploaded on Jun 21, 2011

From Trevor Nunn's 1993 operatic revival of The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess. In this heart-warming scene, Porgy (Willard White) declares his feelings for Bess (Cynthia Haymon) who finally realizes, embraces, and declares her feelings for him. Back Story: After everyone in the hamlet of Catfish Row understandably turned their backs on Bess (the then wild and loose girlfriend of the murderer Crown), Porgy - the village cripple - takes her in. What follows is a Bess' transformation into a lady. However, she still doesn't have feelings for Porgy until this magical exchange. Enjoy!

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    • "Porgy and Bess, Act 2 Scene 1: "Honey, we sure goin' strut our stuff today! … Bess, you is my woman now" (Jake, Porgy, Bess)" by Willard White Listen ad-free with YouTube Red

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