Pick Yourself Up
Words:Dorothy Fields
Music:Jerome David Kern
Performed By:  Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nelson Riddle, Diana Krall
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Lyrics by:  Dorothy Fields
Music by:  Jerome Kern
Arranged by:  Neal Hefti
From the Album:  Complete Reprise Studio Recordings
From the Film:  Swing Time  (1936)
Label:  Reprise Records
Recorded:  April 11, 1962
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[He]
Please teacher, teach me something,
Nice teacher, teach me something.
I'm as awkward as a camel, that's not the worst,
My two feet haven't met yet,
But I'll be teacher's pet yet,
'Cause I'm gonna learn to dance or burst.
 
[She]
Nothing's impossible I have found,
For when my chin is on the ground,
I pick myself up,
Dust myself off,
Start All over again.
 
Don't lose your confidence if you slip,
Be grateful for a pleasant trip,
And pick yourself up,
Dust yourself off,
Start all over again.
 
Work like a soul inspired,
Till the battle of the day is won.
You may be sick and tired,
But you'll be a man, my son!
 
Will you remember the famous men,
Who had to fall to rise again?
So take a deep breath,
Pick yourself up,
Dust yourself off,
Start all over again.
 
[He]
I'll get some self assurance
If your endurance is great.
I'll learn by easy stages
If you're courageous and wait.
 
To feel the strength I want to,
I must hang on to your hand,
Maybe by the time I'm fifty
I'll get up and do a nifty.
 
[Both]
Nothing's impossible I have found,
For when my chin is on the ground,
I pick myself up,
Dust myself off,
Start all over again.
 
Don't lose your confidence if you slip,
Be grateful for a pleasant trip,
And pick yourself up,
Dust yourself off,
Start all over again.
 
Work like a soul inspired,
Till the battle of the day is won.
You may be sick and tired,
But you'll be a man, my son!
 
Will you remember the famous men,
Who had to fall to rise again?
So take a deep breath,
Pick yourself up,
Dust yourself off,
Start all over again.
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