Track Title:               Fascinating Rhythm
Album Title:               Gershwin:  Greatest Hits

Prime Artist:              George Gershwin     (b. Jacob Gershvin)
Lyrics by:                 Ira Gershwin     (b. Israel Gershvin)
Music by:                  George Gershwin     (b. Jacob Gershvin)
Vocal:                     Sarah Vaughan

Orchestra:                 Los Angeles Philharmonic
Conductor:                 Michael Tilson Thomas
From the Show:             Lady, Be Good  1924 (S)
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 --
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?