Nice Work If You Can Get It Song Lyrics

Ella Fitzgerald

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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 boy 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 a starry sky
Nice work if you can get it

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 But Not for Me
  • 2 Fascinatin' Rhythm
  • 3 They All Laughed
  • 4 The Man I Love
  • 5 Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • 6 Clap Yo' Hands
  • 7 Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
  • 8 Love Is Here to Stay
  • 9 I Was Doing All Right
  • 10 He Loves and She Loves
  • 11 Lorelei
  • 12 (I've Got) Beginner's Luck


  • credits


    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
    album: Track 5 in album Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Gershwin Song Book, Volume 1
    release date: 1957
    popularity : 68 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:32
    composer: George Gershwin
    lyricist: Ira Gershwin

    Album Information

    label: Verve
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin