Fascinating Rhythm

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Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as the "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz", and "Lady Ella", was an American jazz and song vocalist. With a vocal range spanning three octaves (D♭3 to D♭6), she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. more »


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1959
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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 neighbors want to know
Why I'm always shaking
Just like a fliver

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
On won't you stop picking on me

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Written by: Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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