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I Got Rhythm song lyrics

Song lyrics to I Got Rhythm by Ira Gershwin, composed by George Gershwin

Song lyrics to I Got Rhythm, written by the Gershwin brothers in 1930 for the musical Girl Crazy. It has become a Jazz standard, used in multiple films (An American in Paris, Mr. Holland’s Opus, My Girl) and recorded by many artists including Judy Garland, Ethel Merman, Ella Fitzgerald, Karen Carpenter, Bing Crosby, Barbara Streisand and many others.

Days can be sunny,
With never a sigh ;
Don’t need what money can buy.
Birds in the tree sing
Their day full of song,
Why shouldn’t we sing along ?
I’m chipper all the day,
Happy with my lot.
How do I get that way ?
Look at what I’ve got :

I got rhythm
I got music
I got my man/girl
Who could ask for anything more ?
I got daisies
In green pastures,
I got my man/girl
Who could ask for anything more ?

Ol’ Man Trouble,
I don’t mind him.
You won’t find him
‘Round my door.
I got starlight,
I got sweet dreams,
I got my man/girl,
Who could ask for anything more ?
Who could ask for anything more ?


The lyrics to I Got Rhythm as performed in An American in Paris are slightly different, as Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) segues into the song as part of teaching some French children some English words:

JERRY MULLIGAN and CHILDREN:
Ok! Ok! Silence, Silence!
Écoutez moi. Je suis le professeur. Répétez après moi:
Door.
-Door.
Street.
-Street!
Lady.
-Lady!
Window.
-Window!
Flowers.
-Flowers!

Bonjour! Nous sommes très intelligents. Nous parlons en anglais.
Monsieur, you’re a very wise guy. Pour vous un mot très difficile.
A very hard word.
Massachussets.
-Massachussets.
Et maintenant une chanson américaine. An American song.
Dit-moi: “I got”
-“I got”
Bon. “I got”
-“I got”
“I got”
-“I got”
Tous ensemble.
-“I got”
Bon. Et toujours la même chose.”I got”
-I got
Rhythm,
-I got
Music,
-I got
My girl
Who could ask for anything more?

-I got
Daisies in green pastures,
-I got
My girl
Who could ask for anything more?
Old Man Trouble,
I don’t mind him —
You won’t find him
‘Round my door.
Vous comprenez ça?
-Non!
-I got
Rhythm,
-I got
Music,
-I got
My girl
Who could ask for anything more?
Who could ask for anything more?
La même chose en français.
J’ai du rythme,
J’ai du la musique,
J’ai du ma cherrie
Who could ask for anything more?
J’ai the daisies
Dans green pastures,
J’ai ma cherrie
Who could ask for anything more?
Old Man Trouble,
I don’t mind him —
You won’t find him
‘Round my door.
Vous comprenez ça, maintenant?
-Non!

-I got
Rhythm,
-I got
Music,
-I got
My girl
Who could ask for anything more?
Who could ask for anything more?
Le dance américaine.

Who could ask for anything more?
Who could ask for anything more?
-More!
C’est tut!