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I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU Originally written for the un-produced show "Star Dust" (1931) Re-written for the Broadway show "Anything Goes" (1934) (Cole Porter) Ethel Merman (Stage Show) - 1934 Leo Reisman & Orch. (vocal: Sally Singer) - 1934 Paul Whiteman & Orch. (vocal: Ramona Davies) - 1934 Bob Causer & His Cornellians - 1934 The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra - 1934 George Hall - 1934 Jeanne Aubert - 1935 Jack Hylton & His Orchestra - 1935 Ethel Merman (Film Soundtrack) - 1936 Peggy Lee - 1945 Ginny Simms - 1946 Sarah Vaughan - 1947 Mary Martin - 1950 Hazel Scott - 1952 Dinah Washington - 1952 Frank Sinatra - 1953 Carmen McRae - 1955 Ella Fitzgerald - 1956 Johnny Hartman - 1956 Anita O'Day - 1959 Shirley Scott - 1960 Joni James - 1961 Eileen Rodgers - 1962 Gloria Lynne - 1962 Sandie Shaw - 1967 Bobby Short - 1974 Madeline Vergari - 1984 Morgana King - 1986 Susannah McCorkle - 1986 Patti LuPone - 1987 Elaine Paige - 1989 Kim Criswell - 1989 Lisa Ekdahl - 1999 Eugenia Elliott - 1999 Dolly Parton - 2001 Carol Kidd - 2001 Sally Ann Triplett - 2003 Also recorded by: H.B. Radke & the Jet City Swingers Live; Billy Daniels; Sylvia Syms; Helen Ward; Margaret Whiting; Helen Merrill; Patti Page; Louis Armstrong; Nancy Wilson; Nana Mouskouri; Mel Tormé; Tommy Mara; Marian Montgomery; Abbe Lane; John Gary; Laurel Ford; Jane Froman; Tom Jones; Dean Martin; Billie Holiday; Georgia Gibbs; Jeri Sothern; Louise Gold; Mara Getz; Susan Egan. My story is much too sad to be told But practically ev'rything leaves me totally cold The only exception I know is the case When I'm out on a quiet spree Fighting vainly the old ennui And I suddenly turn and see Your fabulous face.... I get no kick from champagne Mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all So tell me why should it be true That I get a kick out of you Some get a kick from cocaine** I'm sure that if I took even one sniff That would bore me terrific'ly too Yet I get a kick out of you I get a kick ev'ry time I see You're standing there before me I get a kick though it's clear to see You obviously do not adore me I get no kick in a plane Flying too high with some gal/guy in the sky Is my idea of nothing to do But I get a kick out of you ***** Alternate Lyrics: Some like the bop-type refrain I'm sure that if I heard even one riff It would bore me terrific'ly too But I get a kick out of you Some like the perfumes of Spain I'm sure that if I took even one whiff It would bore me terrific'ly too But I get a kick out of you


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