It ain’t necessarily so
It ain’t necessarily so
The things that you’re li’ble
To read in the Bible
It ain’t necessarily so

Little David was small, but oh my
Little David was small, but oh my
He fought big Goliath
Who lay down and dieth
Little David was small, but oh my

Yes! Jonah, he lived in de whale
Oh, Jonah, he lived in de whale
For he made his home in
Dat fish abdomen
Oh, Jonah, he lived in de whale

Li’l Moses was found in de stream
Little Moses was found in de stream
He floated on water
Till Ole Pharaoh’s daughter
She fished him, she says, from that stream

It ain’t necessarily so
It ain’t necessarily so
They tell all the children
The debble’s a villain
But 'tain’t necessarily so

To get into Hebben
Don’t snap for a sebben
Live clean. Don' have no fault
Oh, I takes that gospel
Whenever it’s pos’ble
But with a grain of salt

Methus’lah lived nine hundred years
Methus’lah lived nine hundred years
But who calls that livin'
When no gal’ll give in
To no man what’s nine hundred years?

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

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