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I’ve Got Beginner’s Luck

Song lyrics to I’ve Got Beginner’s Luck (1937), words by Ira Gershwin, music by George Gershwin, sung by Fred Astaire in Shall We Dance

At any gambling casino
From Monte Carlo to Reno,
They tell you that a beginner
Comes out a winner.
Beginner fishing for flounder
Will catch a seventeen pounder;
That’s what I’ve always heard
And always thought absurd,
But now I believe every word!

For I’ve got beginner’s luck;
The first time I’m in love
I’m in love with you,
Gosh I’m lucky!

I’ve got beginner’s luck;
There never was such a smile
Or such eyes of blue,
Gosh I’m fortunate!

This thing we’ve begun
Is much more than a pastime,
For this time is the one
Where the first time is the last time!

I’ve got beginner’s luck,
Lucky through and through,
For the first time that I’m in love,
I’m in love with you!

I’ve got beginner’s luck;
The first time I’m in love
I’m in love with you,
Gosh I’m lucky!

I’ve got beginner’s luck;
They told me beginners win,
Now I know it’s true,
Gosh I’m fortunate!

This thing we’ve begun
Is much more than a pastime,
For this time is the one
Where the first time is the last time!

I’ve got beginner’s luck,
Lucky through and through,
For the first time that I’m in love,
I’m in love with you!