Who Sang Nice Work If You Can Get It? Lennie Niehaus

Lennie Niehaus Lennie Niehaus, Volume 3: The Octet # 2 cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1991-7-1
length: 2:54
producer: Lester Koenig
recording engineer: John Palladino
alto saxophone: Lennie Niehaus
baritone saxophone: Jimmy Giuffre
bass: Monty Budwig
membranophone: Shelly Manne
piano: Pete Jolly
tenor saxophone: Bill Holman
trumpet: Stu Williamson
valve trombone: Bob Enevoldsen
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
CD 1
  • 1 Blue Room
  • 2 You and the Night and the Music
  • 3 Bunko
  • 4 Love Is Here to Stay
  • 5 They Say It's Wonderful
  • 6 Rick's Tricks
  • 7 Rose Room
  • 8 Cooling It
  • 9 Yes, Yes, Honey
  • 10 Debbie
  • 11 Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • 12 Circling the Blues

  • Release information
    label: Contemporary
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 025218176729
    script: Latin