Fascinating Rhythm

Album: Lady, Be Good! (1924)
  • Got a little rhythm, a rhythm, a rhythm
    That pit-apats 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
    O 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? Lyrics from a song in Public Domain

Comments: 1

  • Daevid from Glendale, CaLove Gershwin! especially the original recordings from the piano rolls.
    "Prelude #3" has to be my fave.
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