Fascinatin' Rhythm

Words & Music by Ira & George Gershin, 1923
Recorded by Susannah McCorkle, 1979

G      G6     G7   G6   G  G7   G6   G  G7   G6  G
Got a little rhy - thm, a rhy - thm, a rhy - thm 

     G6      G7  G6      G        
That pitter-pats in my brain, 

G   G6        G7     G6    G   G7 G6   G    G7   G6  
So darn per - sis - tent, the day is - n't dis - tant 

     G     Am7   Dm7 Am7   G
When it'll drive me  in - sane; 

 C    Am      C7    Am   C      C7  Am      C     C7 
Comes in the morn - ing, with - out an - y warn - ing 

    C         Am    C7 Am   C7/9
And hangs a - round me all day; 

      C       Am      C7 Am         D9       Am7     D7
I'll have to sneak up to it, some - day and speak up to it -- 

   C      Am          C7     D7
I hope it lis - tens when I say 

Am7        C          D7            Am7    C      D7
Fas - ci - na - tin' rhy - thm, you've got me on the go; 

Am7        C         D7             Am7    D7
Fas - ci - na - tin' rhy - thm, I'm all a-quiv - er.

Dm7    F           G7              Dm7          F      G7
What a mess you're mak - ing, the neigh - bors want to know 

Dm7     F       G7           Dm7     G7
Why I'm always shaking, just like a flivver. 

C    C/B    Am7   Cdim         G    G/F#
Each morning I get up with the sun,

 G/B    Am7          D9       Am7
Start a-hop - ping, nev - er stop - ping.

A  Em7         A7       G/B      A7    D7
To find, that night, no work has been done. 

   C   C/B   Am7     C        D7
I know that once it did - n't mat - ter, 

    Am7                   D7
But now you're do - ing wrong 

Am7        C      D7             C        D7     
When you start to pat - ter, I'm so un - hap - py; 

Dm7       F       G7            Dm7     F        G7
Won't you take a day off, de - cide to run a - long 

 Dm7          F       G7           Dm7     G7
Some - where far a - way off, and make it snap - py? 

C   C/B    Am7    D7 Am7  D7   B7        E7
Oh, how I long to be the girl I used to be --

Am         C          D7
Fas - ci - na - tin' rhy - thm, 

    Am         C    D7       Am7 G
Oh, won't you stop pick - ing on me?

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