Sunday, November 06, 2005

Fascinating Rhythm

Fascinating Rhythm
music by George Gershwin (left)
Lyric by Ira Gershwin

Got a little rhythm, a rhythm, a rhythm that pit-a-pats through my brain;
So darn persistent, the day isn't distant when it'll drive me insane.
Comes in the morning without any warning and hangs around me all day.
I'll have to sneak up to it someday, and speak up to it.
I hope it listens when I say:

Fascinating Rhythm, you've got me on the go!
Fascinating Rhythm, I'm all a-quiver.
What a mess you're making!
The neighbors want to know why I'm always shaking just like a flivver...

Each morning I get up with the sun--start a-hopping, never stopping--
To find at night no work has been done.
I know that once it didn't matter--but now you're doing wrong;
When you start to patter I'm so unhappy.

Won't you take a day off? Decide to run along somewhere far away off--
And make it snappy!

Oh, how I long to be the man I used to be!
Fascinating Rhythm, oh, won't you stop picking on me?


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