I Got Rhythm

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PROFILE
Composer George Gershwin
Lyricist Ira Gershwin
Year Written 1928
About I Got Rhythm
George Gershwin originally wrote this song with a slow tempo for the 1928 musical Treasure Girl. In 1930 for Girl Crazy, he decided on a faster rhythm. The song was introduced by Ethel Merman and became wildly popular based on her performance. It has been recorded many times by artists including Miss Merman, Fred Astaire, John Pizzarelli and Ethel Waters. It’s one of the great jazz standards.

Lyrics

I got rhythm, I got music, I got my gal
Who could ask for anything more?
I’ve got daisies in green pastures
I’ve got my man
Who could ask for anything more?

Old man trouble I don’t mind him
You won’t find him ’round my door
I’ve got starlight
I’ve got sweet dreams
I’ve got my gal
Who could ask for anything more?

Old man trouble, I don’t mind him
You won’t find him ’round my door
I’ve got starlight
I’ve got sweet dreams
I’ve got my gal
Who could ask for anything more?

Oh, I’ve got rhythm
I’ve got music
I’ve got daisies in green pastures
I’ve got starlight
I’ve got sweet dreams
I’ve got my gal
Who could ask for anything more?

I’ve got rhythm
Who could ask for anything more?
Who could ask for anything more?

Session / Album Information

1995

“I Got Rhythm” was recorded in July 1995 and released that year on Here’s To The Ladies.  The song is in tribute to Ethel Merman. It was arranged by Tony Bennett and Ralph Sharon.

This recording released on:

  • 1995: Columbia CD: CK 67349 — Here’s To The Ladies   (1995)
  • 1996: Columbia CD: SRCS-7936 — Here’s To The Ladies [Japan]
  • 2011: Disc #62 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK60) Here’s To The Ladies

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