Parodies, puns and assorted doodles inspired by favored tunes

I Can’t Get Started (with you)

Music by Vernon Duke
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin

“In 1974, Bunny Berigan’s 1937 recording of ‘I Can’t Get Started’ was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.”

I’ve flown around the world in a plane
I’ve settled revolutions in Spain
The North Pole I have charted
But I can’t get started with you

Around a golf course I’m under par
And all the movies want me to star
I’ve got a house, and a showplace
But I get no place with you

You’re so supreme, lyrics I write of you
Scheme just for a sight of you
Dream both day and night of you
And what good does it do?



Favorite Recordings

Bunny Berrigan

Ella Fitzgerald

Sammy Davis Jr.

Lester Young