– Fascinating Rhythm –
by George (m) and Ira (w) Gershwin, 1924
for the stage production of "Lady Be Good"

A9
Got a little rhythm, a rhythm, a rhythm
A9
That pitter-pats through my brain
A9
So darn persistent, the day isn't distant
A9
When it'll drive me insane
Em7 . . . . . . C6 . . . . . . . .A9 . . . .Am9
Comes in the morning, without any warning
Em7 . . . . . . C6 . . . . . . .A9 . . . .Am9
And hangs around me all day
Em7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Am69
I'll have to sneak up to it, someday and speak up to it
B7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E7
I hope it listens when I say

E7
Fascinatin' rhythm, you've got me on the go
E7
Fascinatin' rhythm, I'm all a-quiver
A9
What a mess you're making, the neighbors want to know
A9
Why I'm always shaking, just like a flivver
Dj . . . . . . .G#m7f . . . . . . . . F#m7
Each morning I get up with the sun
B7 . . . . . . . . . . Dj
Start a-hopping, never stopping
B7 . . . . . Bm7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E7
To find, at night, no work has been done

E7
I know that
E7
Once it didn't matter, but now you're doing wrong
When you start to patter, I'm so unhappy
A9
Won't you take a day off, decide to run along
Somewhere far away off, and make it snappy
– On the Sunny Side of the Street –
w Dorothy Fields, m Jimmy McHugh, 1930

E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G#7
Grab your coat and get your hat
A . . . . . . . . . . . . . .G#.G.F#
Leave your worry on the doorstep
E . . . . . . . . . . .G#
Just direct your feet
. . . . . . A . . B7.Bb7.A7 . E
To the sunny side of the street

Can't you hear a pitter-pat
And that happy tune is your step
Life can be so sweet
On the sunny side of the street

{Bridge}
E . E7 . . .D9 . . . . . .D6f
I used to walk in the shade
. . . . . . . . . E9 . . . . . . A
With those blues on parade
. . . F# . . . . . . . . .F#7
But now I'm not afraid
. . . . B . . . . . . . . . A
This rover crossed over

If I never had a cent
I'd be rich as Rockefeller
Gold dust at my feet
On the sunny side of the street

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Dj . . . . . G#m7f . . . . . . .F#m7 . . . . B7
Oh, how I long to be the gal I used to be
E7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7 . . . . . . . . Bm7 . . . . .A9
Fascinatin' rhythm, oh, won't you stop picking on me?
{repeat from "Fascinatin' rhythm, you've got me," inserting}
E7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .F7
Fascinatin' rhythm . . . . . Fascinatin' rhythm . . . .
{before last line}
–  I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart –
m Duke Ellington, w Irving Mills,
Henry Nemo, John Redmond, 1938

G
I let a song go out of my heart
E
It was the sweetest melody
Am . E . . C . G- . D9
  I    know I   lost  heaven
. . . . . .G6
'cause you were the song

Since you and I have drifted apart
Life doesn't mean a thing to me
Please come back, sweet music,
I know I was wrong

{Bridge:}
G6 . F#7 . Am7f . D9 . . . . . . G6
Am I too     late     to make amends?
. . . . . . . . . . . Em7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bb9
You know that we were meant to be more
. . . . . . . . Eb . . . . . . D9+
than just friends, just friends

I let a song go out of my heart
Believe me, darlin', when I say
I won't know sweet music
until you return some day
{repeat from Bridge to end, then repeat:}
I won't know sweet music
until you return some day