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) Lyrics: 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?