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Diana Krall: Pick Yourself Up

Quiz by: Sharon Michiko Yoneda    

Description: Okay, folks, holidays are over. It's time to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again!
Low Intermediate
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Nothing's impossible _____________
for when my chin is _______
I __________, dust myself off, start all over again.
Don't ____________ if you slip.
Be grateful _________.
And pick yourself up, __________, and start all over again.
Work ______ inspired 'til the battle of the day is won.
You ______ sick and tired, but you'll be a man, my son.
_________________ the famous men
_______ to rise again.
They picked themselves up, dust themselves off, and _____ 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 those 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!
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 trip
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!





artist: Diana Krall
songwriter: Jerome Kern in 1936, lyrics by Dorothy Fields
date released: 1936 for the film Swing Time
starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Covered by many, but notably by Nat King Cole and Diana Krall in 1999.

Teacher's alert: This song is a good way to practice separable and inseparable phrasal verbs. They abound in the chorus of this song. Also, a good review of reflexives: yourself vs yourselves might be in order for a teaching point.

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.