[JPL] Another musical inaugural quote

Maxine Harvard maxineharvard at cox.net
Wed Jan 21 11:12:54 EST 2009


Within President Obama's inaugural speech was the quote:  "Pick yourself up,
dust yourself off' from a tune by Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern

 

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 till 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, dust themselves off and started all over again

 

 

A number of vocalists have recorded it including Diana Krall and Natalie
Cole.

 

 

Maxine Harvard

 



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