Nice Work If You Can Get It Song Lyrics

Billie Holiday

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

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 : 58 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