Nice Work If You Can Get It
Thelonious Monk 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 boy meant
Fall in love and you won't regret it
That's the best work of all, if you can get it
Holding hands at midnight

'Neath a starry sky
Nice work if you can get it
And you can get it if you try
Strolling with the one girl
Sighing sigh 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 anything more?
Loving one who loves you
And then taking that vow
It's nice work if you can get it
And if you get it, won't you tell me how?"

Just imagine someone
Waiting at the cottage door
Where two hearts become one
Who could ask for anything more?
Loving one who loves you
And then taking that vow
Nice work if you can get it
And if you get it, won't you tell me how?"

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

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Comments from YouTube:

pulykamell

There is so much slop, dirt, and CONFIDENCE in this performance. It's beautiful.

Xaxtarr NeonRaven

Everything is theoretically perfect!

Goharbhai

Awsome video Dut keep it up

bob blues

Totally Great!! In Ab.

Patrick Gregory

Thelonius would play you under the table Shannon Rowan!!! Don't focus on his form focus on the fact he's a legend!!!

Jeppe Lisdorf

Does anybody know where this recording is from? I’d like to hear the entire set.

Bill Pahnelas

It's from a December 1969 performance for French television, no audience, just Thelonious! I got the DVD from Amazon a couple of years ago.

ricardo moyano

genio

Reigning in the Cloud

What a left hand!

Shannon Rowan

He's plays the piano like a girl with long nails types. All the legends have "bad form". Fml

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