Nice Work If You Can Get It
Words:Ira Gershwin
Music:George Gershwin
Performed By:  Fred Astaire (1938), Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, The Count Basie Orchestra, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Sting
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Recorded by Fred Astaire, 1938 (#1)
From the Film "A Damsel In Distress" (1937)

Recordings of this song by Frank Sinatra (dates in US (mm/dd/yy) format):

Date       Label       Arranger
11/20/56   Capitol     Nelson Riddle
10/2/62    Reprise     Neal Hefti
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Holdin' hands at midnight
'neath a starry sky
Nice work if you can get it
And you can get it if you try

Strollin' with the one girl
Sighin' 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 takin' that vow
Nice work if you can get it
And if you get it  won't you tell me how?

(brief instrumental)

Holdin' hands at midnight
'neath a starry sky
(last two lines of verse are instrumental)

And strollin' with the one girl
Sighing sigh after sigh
(last two lines of verse are instrumental)

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 takin' that vow
Nice work if you can get it
And if you get it  won't you tell me how?
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