Stiff Upper Lip
Words:Ira Gershwin
Music:George Gershwin
Performed By:  Ella Fitzgerald
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Album Title:               George and Ira Gershwin Songbook, disc 11
Prime Artist:              Ella Fitzgerald
Arranger:                  Nelson Riddle
Lyrics by:                 Ira Gershwin     (b. Israel Gershvin)
Music by:                  George Gershwin     (b. Jacob Gershvin)
Producer:                  Norman Granz
Orchestra:                 Nelson Riddle
From the Film:             A Damsel In Distress  1937 (M)
Transcribed by Todd Peach (todd@thepeaches.com)


What made good queen Bess
Such a great success?
What made Wellington
Do what he did at Waterloo?

What makes every Englishman
A fighter through and through?
It isn't roast beef, or ale, or home, or mother
It's just a little thing they sing to one another

Stiff upper lip, stout fella
Carry on, old fluff
Chin up, keep muddling through

Stiff upper lip, stout fella
When the going's rough
Pip pip to old man trouble
And a toodly-oo too

Carry on through thick and thin
If you feel you're in the right
Does the fighting spirit win?
Quite, quite, quite, quite, quite

Stiff upper lip, stout fella
When you're in the stew
Sober or blotto, this is your motto
Keep muddling through

(Instrumental bridge)

When a bounder starts to hiss
You must give him blow for blow
Make the blighter say, "What's this?
`ullo, `ullo, `ullo, `ullo, `ullo"

Stiff upper lip, stout fella
When you're in the stew
Sober or blotto, this is your motto
Keep muddling through

Keep muddling through
Keep muddling through
Keep muddling through
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