George Gershwin Fascinatin' Rhythm Lyrics

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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.

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
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?
Retrospective: The 40th Anniversary Show Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Fugue in D Minor (from "The Art of Fugue" BWV 1080)
  • 2 Air (from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major BWV 1068)
  • 3 Largo (from Harpsichord Concerto in F Minor BWV 1056)
  • 4 Badinerie (from Orchestra Suite No. 2 in B minor BWV 1067)
  • 5 Announcement
  • 6 Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Op. K. 525: Allegro
  • 7 Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Op. K. 525: Romanze
  • 8 Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Op. K. 525: Menuetto
  • 9 Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Op. K. 525: Rondo
  • 10 Announcement
  • 11 En Aranjuez con tu amor (based on mvt. 2 of Concierto de Aranjuez)
  • 12 Tango in D Major (No. 2 from España, Op. 165)
  • 13 Romanza española
  • 14 Announcement
  • 15 Just One of Those Things
  • 16 Fascinatin' Rhythm
  • 17 Announcement
  • 18 Sinfonia (from Partita No. 2 in C Minor BWV 826)
  • 19 Announcement
  • 20 Solfeggietto (Wq. 117/2)
  • 21 Déjeuner sur l'herbe
  • Artists A to Z: