Who Sang Nice Work If You Can Get It? Charlie Byrd

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Release information
Release Date: 1979
Genre: Jazz Blues
Style: Bossa Nova/Louisiana Blues/Smooth Jazz
length: 3:05
producer: Carl E. Jefferson
membranophone: Wayne Phillips
mixer: Phil Edwards
recording engineer: Phil Edwards
bass: Gene “Joe” Byrd
guitar: Charlie Byrd
Some other versions of "Nice Work If You Can Get It"

Lyrics
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 and 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
And you can get it if you try
Strolling with the one girl
Sighing sigh 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 anything more?
Loving one who loves you
And then taking that vow
It's nice work if you can get it
And if you get it, won't you tell me how?"

Just imagine someone
Waiting at the cottage door
Where two hearts become one
Who could ask for anything more?
Loving one who loves you
And then taking that vow
Nice work if you can get it
And if you get it, won't you tell me how?"

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
  • 2 Vou Vivendo
  • 3 Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • 4 Jitterbug Waltz
  • 5 Soft Lights and Sweet Music
  • 6 I Ain't Got Nothin' but the Blues
  • 7 This Can't Be Love
  • 8 Carinhoso
  • 9 Mama, I'll Be Home Someday
  • 10 Isn't It a Lovely Day
  • 11 Saturday Night Fish Fry

  • Release information
    label: Concord Jazz
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin