Neil (nt) wrote,


Another three work days, and then I get ten days off...

Listening to jazz on CBC radio. I love those old songs with great lyrics, like Pick Yourself Up (written by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields):

Don't lose your confidence if you slip.
Be grateful for a pleasant trip,
And pick yourself up; dust yourself off;
Start all over again.

Another one is George and Ira Gershwin's Nice Work If You Can Get It:

Holding hands at midnight
‘Neath the starry sky.
Nice work if you can get it,
And you can get it if you try.

There's an innocence and confidence and optimism about these songs that appeals to me greatly. Plus they have great lyrics and melodies.

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