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My Man's Gone Now is a song composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by DuBose Heyward, written for the folk opera Porgy and Bess (1935). Sung in the original production by Ruby Elzy, it has been covered by many female singers notably Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and Sarah Vaughan among others. In the opera, the song is sung by Serena, the grieving widow, at her husband Robbins's wake. He has been murdered by Crown, the local pimp, during a crap game played in the courtyard of Catfish Row.


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