Who Sang The Rhythm of Life? Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr. The Definitive Collection cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2006-7-18
Genre: Pop
Style: Vocal
length: 3:53
Some other versions of "The Rhythm of Life"

Lyrics
Daddy started out in San Francisco,
Tootin' on his trumpet loud and mean.
Suddenly a voice said, "Go forth, Daddy.
Spread the picture on a wider screen."

And the voice said, "Daddy, there's a million pigeons
Ready to be hooked on new religions.
Hit the road, Daddy. Leave your common-law wife.
Spread the religion of the rhythm of life."

And the rhythm of life is a powerful beat,
Puts a tingle in your fingers and a tingle in your feet,
Rhythm in your bedroom, rhythm in the street,
Yes, the rhythm of life is a powerful beat.

To feel the rhythm of life,
To feel the powerful beat,
To feel the tingle in your fingers,
To feel the tingle in your feet.

Daddy spread the gospel in Milwaukee,
Took his walkie-talkie to Rocky Ridge,
Blew his way to Canton, then to Scranton,
Till he landed under the Manhattan Bridge.

Daddy was the new sensation, got himself a congregation,
Built up quite an operation down below.
With the pie-eyed piper blowing, while the muscatel was flowing,
All the cats were go, go, going down below.

Daddy was the new sensation, got himself a congregation,
Built up quite an operation down below.
With the pie-eyed piper blowing, while the muscatel was flowing,
All the cats were go, go, going down below.

Flip your wings and fly to Daddy,
Flip your wings and fly to Daddy,
Flip your wings and fly to Daddy,
Fly, fly, fly to Daddy.

Take a dive and swim to Daddy,
Take a dive and swim to Daddy,
Take a dive and swim to Daddy,
Swim, swim, swim to Daddy.

Hit the floor and crawl to Daddy,
Hit the floor and crawl to Daddy,
Hit the floor and crawl to Daddy,
Crawl, crawl, crawl to Daddy.

And the rhythm of life is a powerful beat,
Puts a tingle in your fingers and a tingle in your feet,
Rhythm in your bedroom, rhythm in the street,
Yes, the rhythm of life is a powerful beat.

To feel the rhythm of life,
To feel the powerful beat,
To feel the tingle in your fingers,
To feel the tingle in your feet.

To feel the rhythm of life,
To feel the powerful beat,
To feel the tingle in your fingers,
To feel the tingle in your feet.

Flip your wings and fly to Daddy,
Take a dive and swim to Daddy,
Hit the floor and crawl to Daddy,
Daddy we got the rhythm of life,
Of life, of life, of life.
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
Man!

Tracklist
  • 1 Hey There
  • 2 The Birth of the Blues
  • 3 Something's Gotta Give
  • 4 Love Me or Leave Me
  • 5 That Old Black Magic
  • 6 Too Close for Comfort
  • 7 There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York
  • 8 The Lady Is a Tramp
  • 9 What Kind of Fool Am I
  • 10 Gonna Build a Mountain
  • 11 The Shelter of Your Arms
  • 12 Night Song
  • 13 My Shining Hour
  • 14 Lonely Is the Name
  • 15 I've Gotta Be Me
  • 16 The Rhythm of Life
  • 17 The Candy Man
  • 18 Mr. Bojangles
  • 19 The People Tree
  • 20 Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow (Baretta's Theme)

  • Release information
    label: Hip‐O Records
    country(area): United States
    script: Latin