I Can't Get Started


Lyrics by:  Ira Gershwin

Music by:  Vernon Duke

Arranged By:  Gordon Jenkins

Originally made famous by:  Bob Hope

From the Show:  Ziegfeld Follies of 1936

Label:  Capitol Records

Recorded:  March 26, 1959



I'm a glum one, it's explainable, I met someone unattainable

Life's a bore, the world is my oyster no more

All the papers where I lead the news with my capers, now will spread the news

Superman turns out to be flash-in-the-pan

I've been around the world in a plane, designed the latest IBM brain

But lately I'm so downhearted, 'cause I can't get started with you

In Cincinatti or in Rangoon, I simply smile and all the gals swoon

Their whims I've more than just charted, but I can't get started with you

O tell me why am I no kick to you, I who'd always stick to you

Fly through thin and thick to you, tell me why I'm taboo

Each time I chanced to see Franklin D., he always said, Hi buddy to me

And with queens I've a la carted, but I can't get started with you