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I Can't Get Started
Billie Holiday Lyrics


I've been around the world in a plane
Settled revolutions in Spain
The North Pole I have charted
But can't get started with you
And at the golf course I'm under par
Metro-Goldwyn wants me to star
I've got a house and a show place
But can't get no place with you

You're so supreme
The lyrics I write of you
Dream, dream, day and night of you
Scheme just for the sight of you
Baby but what good does it do?
I've been consulted by Franklin D.
Robert Taylor has had me to tea
But now I'm broken-hearted
Can't get started with you

When first we met, how you elated me
Pet, you devastated me
Yet, now you've deflated me
'Till, you're my Waterloo
When J.P. Morgan bows I just nod
Green Pastures wanted me to play God
The Siamese Twins I've parted
Can't get started with you

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: IRA GERSHWIN, VERNON DUKE

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Daniel Weinstein

"Countess" Margaret Johnson, the pianist here, was a 21 year old prodigy who broadcast regularly from Kansas City in '36 and 7, and tragically died soon after this recording.

pamla motown

Too Sad

Howard Gutner

Ms. Holiday is sublime.

rick smiff

....Lady and a bunch of the musicians did about eight side that day,had coffee (?)a couple sandwiches,got paid and split.

sittinginthebasement

Lady Day and this song--perfection.

pamla motown

Written for Bob Hope!!

Cristina Moreno de la Maza

This song just brings out all the feelings I got bottled up and helps me write them down and deal with everything going on in my life. Sometimes you just can´t talk to people and a blank sheet of paper and a pen helps more than any psychologist. Billie Holliday thank you wherever you are.

AWARE

wonderful music back then

Robert Soskis

+Alec Linzi -Great music is great music. Lady Day was great then and will always be great. I can't Get Started is one of the great American pop songs!

TheEdie1958

Torch Songs from sexy chanteuse with the sexy voice inflections and phrasing Lady Day Billie Holiday

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