Billie Holiday - Nice Work If You Can Get It Lyrics

Billie Holiday Velvet Mood cover art
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The man who only lives for making money
Lives a life that isn't necessarily sunny
Likewise the man who works for fame
There's no guarantee that time won't erase his name
The fact is, the only work that really brings enjoyment
Is the kind that is for girl and boys meant
Fall in love you won't regret it
That''s the best work of all if you can get it

Holding hands at midnight
'Neath the starry sky
Nice work if you can get it
And you can get it if you try
Scrolling with the one girl
Sighing after sigh
Nice work if you can get it
And you can get it if you try

Just imagine someone waiting at the cottage door
Where two hearts become one
Who could ask for more
Loving one who loves you
And taking that vow
Nice work if you can get it
And you can get it if
Won't you tell me how?
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Prelude to a Kiss
  • 2 When Your Lover Has Gone
  • 3 Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
  • 4 Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • 5 I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
  • 6 What's New
  • 7 I Hadn't Anyone Till You
  • 8 Everything I Have Is Yours


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
    album: Track 4 in album Velvet Mood
    release date: 1956
    popularity : 59 users have visited this page.
    genres: Jazz
    styles: Vocal
    length: 3:50
    vocal: Billie Holiday
    composer: George Gershwin
    lyricist: Ira Gershwin
    Album Information
    label: Clef Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin