ESL Video Quiz: Diana Krall: Pick Yourself Up

Quiz by: Sharon Michiko Yoneda
Quiz #: 3730
(ESL Category: listening) Okay, folks, holidays are over. It's time to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again!
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Pick Yourself Up

Nothing's impossible I have found
For when my chin is on the ground
I pick myself up, dust myself off, start all over again

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

Work like a soul inspired til the battle of the day is won
You may be sick and tired, but you'll be a man, my son

Don't you remember the famous men
Who had to fall and rise again
They picked themselves up, dust themselves off and started all over again

CHORUS: Work like a soul inspired 'til the battle of the day is won
You may be sick and tired, but you'll be a man, my son.

Don't you remember the famous men who had to fall to rise again
They picked themselves up, dusted themselves off, and started all over again.

Start all over again!





songwriter: Jerome Kern in 1936, lyrics by Dorothy Fields

performed by: Diana Krall

date released: 1936 for the film Swing Time starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. re-released by many, but notably by Diana Krall in 1999

On January 20, 2009, the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, in his inauguration speech said: "Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin the work of remaking America." I wonder if he [Obama] paid for copyright fees to the songwriter's estate.



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