Nice Work If You Can Get It
Billie Holiday Lyrics


The man who only lives for making money
Lives a life that isn't necessarily sunny
Likewise the man who works for fame
There's no guarantee that time won't erase his name
The fact is, the only work that really brings enjoyment
Is the kind that is for girl and boys meant
Fall in love you won't regret it
That''s the best work of all if you can get it

Holding hands at midnight
'Neath the starry sky
Nice work if you can get it
And you can get it if you try
Scrolling with the one girl
Sighing 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 more
Loving one who loves you
And taking that vow
Nice work if you can get it
And you can get it if
Won't you tell me how?

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: GEORGE GERSHWIN, IRA GERSHWIN

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Comments from YouTube:

Esteban Nemo

Lovely, spine-tingly sweet.

Nadezhda Wall-Rossi

Thank you, thank you for all these priceless gems.

Gus Villageliu

And BTW. Lots of Lester Young in them too. In fact, his best.

Geoff Wolfe

Does sound like Lester Young. I think its also maybe Teddy Wilson on piano. She did a lot of Columbia recordings with members from Benny Goodman's band.

Gus Villageliu

If you want to pair a sweet young 1930s Billie Holliday with a 1950s "sad but wise" Billie, this record is the one to get. Trust me. I worked for the government!

chstian

ProleteR?

Blieque Mariguan

Oh yes. He loves his music from... Past Times!

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ROGER OFFORD

A Teddy Wilson Band with Buck Clayton trumpet and Vido Musso tenor, not Lester Young

alexander donger

nice

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