Fascinating Rhythm Lyrics

Dianne Reeves


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
album: Track 9 in album The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan
release date: 2001-2-13
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length: 5:23
arranger: Billy Childs
conductor: Billy Childs
acoustic guitar: Russell Malone, Romero Lubambo
saxophone: Steve Wilson
percussion: Munyungo Jackson
piano: Billy Childs
trumpet: Clark Terry
drums: Gregory Hutchinson
bass: Reginald Veal
vocal: Dianne Reeves

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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.

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,
On won't you stop picking on me?

Track Listing

  • 1 Lullaby of Birdland
  • 2 Send in the Clowns
  • 3 Speak Low
  • 4 Obsession
  • 5 If You Could See Me Now
  • 6 I Remember Sarah
  • 7 Key Largo
  • 8 I Hadn't Anyone Till You
  • 9 Fascinating Rhythm
  • 10 Embraceable You
  • 11 A Chamada (The Call)