Fitzgerald, Ella - Fascinating Rhythm Lyrics




Got a little rhythm, a rhythm, a rhythm
That pitter-pats through my brain...
So darn persistent, the day isn't distant
When it'll drive me insane
Comes in the morning without any warning
And hangs around me all day
I'll have to sneak up to it, someday and speak up to it
I hope it listens when I say:

Fascinating rhythm, you've got me on the go
Fascinating rhythm, I'm all a-quiver
What a mess you're making, the neighbors want to know
Why I'm always shaking, just like a fliver.

Each morning I get up with the sun
Start a-hopping, never stopping
To find at night no work has been done

I know that once it didn't matter, but now you're doing wrong
When you start to patter, I'm so unhappy
Won't you take a day off, decide to run along
Somewhere far away off, and make it snappy

Oh, how I long to be the gal I used to be
Fascinating rhythm, oh won't you stop picking on me?

I know that once it didn't matter, but now you're doing wrong
When you start to patter, I'm so unhappy
Won't you take a day off, decide to run along
Somewhere far away off, and make it snappy

Oh, how I long to be the gal I used to be
Fascinating rhythm
Fascinating rhythm
Won't you stop picking on me...





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Fitzgerald, Ella Fascinating Rhythm Comments
  1. Benjamin Wheeler

    1.25 or 1.5 speed is nice

  2. alex palsäter

    1:75 speed ;) sounds a little bit more like Jacob's version

  3. Michael Nivens

    Most excellent

  4. candy6jan .music

    Hi. Hope u can listen to my electone cover of this song. Thank you :-)

    candy6jan .music

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_OXp4Tv3gg

  5. Catherine Malian

    Jsikrbrsucoup

  6. Tiago Miranda

    Listened to Jacob Colier's version before this, and it sounds so slow! I still like it, though!

    Matheus Bezerra de Lima

    It is a wonderful version. Nelson Riddle was a fantastic arranger, but he did not swing as hard as Billy May, for example

    Mahler7

    @Matheus Bezerra de Lima https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYbu7oO3yts

  7. José María Perazzo

    Versión española en letrascantables punto blogspot punto com

  8. SÇŌTS PïPÊMÅÑ RÏCÃRDŌ

    Bass-o-matic - Fasinating Rhythm 😱 1990 UK William orbit inspired by Ella Fitzgerald 🙄

  9. A Jones

    First time I heard this version magnificent !!!!🔥🔥🙂

  10. dale anglin

    richie blackmore borrowed this for Burn

  11. Simone Evar

    Wtf 1:45????

    Metakwak

    I know that in the original version it is "the man" but please man, if you could just understand how opressed this woman was in her life...

    SunflowerTheBunBunBunny

    Simone Evar - Ikr???

    Katherine Jones

    She's a woman, she changed the lyrics, this is not the first time this has been done

  12. Pipestud3 CorncobPuffer

    Heard many versions of this tune, but Ella masters it, in a way no one can duplicate. Just like her rendition of Midnight Sun. Her timing,vocal style, intonation, etc. are just impeccable.

    Domo

    You should absolutely check out Jacob Collier's rendition! It is incredible!

  13. ashie t

    omg my school in vocal are doing this song ahhh

  14. tommy fazz

    Sometimes just sometimes you hit upon a number that expresses the very moment of your feelings with its sublime lyrics.

  15. Electronic Adventures

    Deep Purple "Burn".... Just sayin'.

    Georga

    Exactamente... :D

    Robert Ingham

    Electronic Adventures Very astute observation

    GuitarGare

    I point this out to rock guys all the time... blank stares all the time.

  16. Human Being

    awesome, try listening to it at 1.25 time

  17. Priscila Roman

    One of my favorite songs

  18. Alpha Go

    Wunnerful x

  19. Poontang

    This is not the one i was looking for.

    Matheus Bezerra de Lima

    Great version still

  20. Poppy Transfusion

    Everyone needs a little of Ella magic in their lives. Her voice brightens the darkest moods.

    tommy fazz

    So true, so very true. Tommy

    c w

    A little Gerswin doesn't hurt either

    Stacey Vermilyea

    And for the holidays listen to her sing “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”

  21. MAC GUY

    a gershwin & gershwin jazzzz classic performed by a classsic jazzzz singer

    tommy fazz

    Spot on Mac. Tommy

  22. manon giovanetti

    magnifique

    Donnie Mrkacek

    sarah vaughan has a wonderful rendition as well

    Metakwak

    cest bien vrai

  23. Lengo67

    Not a word about who wrote it, why it was written, or when it was written! So I'm gonna go look it up, and do the same... say nothing. Where does this get us if it becomes the common problem that it has become!

    Artist - title (date)
    Written by Common Courtesy and learning this from observation.

    Helen Bang

    @Lengo67 Written by George Gershwin, lyrics by his brother Ira Gershwin. Their sister said when he first heard it Ira walked out of the studio saying 'how do you expect me to write a lyric for that!'

    Neil Haslam

    +Helen Bang I believe it was one of the last pieces George Gershwin wrote before his death.

    Helen Bang

    +Neil Haslam No, it was published in his 1932 songbook, he died in 1937. His Dad misheard the title and called it 'Fashion on the River'. The last song George and Ira wrote was "Love is here to stay."

    Neil Haslam

    +Helen Bang Thanks for clarifying that. Kind regards.

    Michael Laderman

    See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascinating_Rhythm as a basic reference. It was written in 1924 for the musical, "Lady Be Good". I've seen the musical. In the reprise of the tune at the end, it is retitled "Fascinating Wedding", because since the musical is a comedy, the boy and girl get married at the end.

  24. robzrob

    What must it have been like to see this in your local town's (probably only) record shop window?!?!?!

  25. Adja Kali

    Got a little rhythm, a rhythm, a rhythm
    That pit-a-pats through my brain;
    So darn persistant,
    The day isn't distant
    When it'll drive me insane.
    Comes in the morning
    Without any warning,
    And hangs around me all day.
    I'll have to sneak up to it
    Someday, and speak up to it.
    I hope it listens when I say:

    Refrain:
    Fascinating Rhythm,
    You've got me on the go!
    Fascinating Rhythm,
    I'm all a-quiver.

    What a mess you're making!
    The neighbours want to know
    Why I'm always shaking
    Just like a flivver.

    Each morning I get up with the sun -
    Start a-hopping,
    Never stopping -
    To find at night no work has been done.

    I know that
    Once it didn't matter -
    But now you're doing wrong;
    When you start to patter
    I'm so unhappy.

    Won't you take a day off?
    Decide to run along
    Somewhere far away off -
    And make it snappy!

    Oh, how I long to be the gal I used to be!
    Fascinating rhythm,
    Why won't you stop picking on me?

  26. Solis Invictus

    So beautiful

  27. Solis Invictus

    So beautiful

  28. Grant Williams

    thanks for posting this remaster.. youtube has been lacking a good version of this for many years...........................x