Nice Work If You Can Get It

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PROFILE
Composer George Gershwin
Lyricist Ira Gershwin
Year Written 1937
About Nice Work If You Can Get It
George and Ira Gershwin wrote this song (and eight others) for the 1937 film Damsel In Distress, starring Fred Astaire, who introduced the song. It has been widely recorded by artists including Astaire, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday and Tony Bennett.

Lyrics

Holdin’ hands at midnight
‘neath a starry sky
Nice work if you can get it
And you can get it if you try

Strollin’ with the one girl
Sighin’ 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 takin’ that vow
Nice work if you can get it
And if you get it won’t you tell me how?

Holdin’ hands at midnight
‘neath a starry sky

And strollin’ with the one girl
Sighing sigh after sigh

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 takin’ that vow
Nice work if you can get it
And if you get it won’t you tell me how?

Session / Album Information

1993

“Nice Work If You Can Get It” was recorded in July 1993 and was released that year on Steppin’ Out. It was arranged by Tony Bennett and Ralph Sharon.

This recording released on:

  • 1993: Columbia CD: CK 57424 — Steppin’ Out
  • 2011: Disc #59 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK58) Steppin’ Out

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