Song: Pick Yourself Up

Written by Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields

PICK YOURSELF UP was written for the film “Swing Time” where it was introduced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. This tune served as the theme song for the short-lived 1955-56 television variety series, “The Johnny Carson Show.” 


 


On January 20, 2009, President Barack Obama quoted the lyrics of this song in his inauguration speech saying, “Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin the work of remaking America.”

Recordings of this song:

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recording details  Fred Astaire save license this
recording details  Rosemary Clooney save license this
recording details  Nat King Cole save license this
recording details  Ella Fitzgerald save license this
recording details  Stephane Grappelli save license this
recording details  Diana Krall save license this
recording details  Robert Mosci save license this
recording details  Anita O'Day save license this
recording details  John Pizzarelli save license this
recording details  Tito Puente & His Latin Ensemble save license this
recording details  George Shearing save license this
recording details  Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap save license this
recording details  Mel Torme save license this