(George & Ira Gershwin)
Recorded by: Maxene Andrews; Adele Astaire; Fred Astaire;
Tony Bennett; Georgia Brown; The Carpenters; Petula Clark;
Rosemary Clooney; Xavier Cugat; Vic Damone; Tommy Dorsey;
Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards; Les Elgart; Percy Faith;
Michael Feinstein; Ella Fitzgerald; Wayne Fontana;
The Four Tops; Judy Garland; George Gershwin; Jack Gibbons;
Benny Goodman; Stephane Grappelli; Ted Heath; The Hi-Lo's;
Earl Hines; Dick Hyman; Stan Kenton; Salena Jones;
Stan Kenton; Lee Konitz; André Kostelanetz; Cleo Laine;
Enoch Light; Herbie Mann; Billy May; Susannah McCorkle;
Maureen McGovern; Red Norvo; Virginias O'Brien;
Art Pepper; Oscar Peterson; John Pizzarelli; André Previn;
Buddy Rich; George Shearing; Stuff Smith; The Spinners;
Claude Thornhill; Mel Tormé; Caterina Valente;
Sarah Vaughan; Paul Whiteman; ..... and many more.
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:
You've got me on the go!
I'm all a-quiver.
When a mess you're making!
The neighbours want to know
Why I'm always shaking
Just like a flivver.
Each morning I get up with the sun -
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!
Oh won't you stop picking on me?