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Get rhythm (when you get the blues) (c.1912)

Real photo postcard. Postally used. Stamp intact. Cancellation date of 6:30pm, 30 December, 1912.

 

Published by Rotophot, Berlin.

 

Bought from an eBay seller in Budapest, Hungary.

 

GET RHYTHM

Hey, get rhythm when you get the blues

Come on, get rhythm when you get the blues

Get a rock 'n' roll feelin' in your bones

Put taps on your toes and get goin'

Get rhythm when you get the blues

 

A little shoeshine boy he never gets low down

But he's got the dirtiest job in town

Bendin' low at the peoples' feet

On the windy corner of the dirty street

Well, I asked him while he shined my shoes

How'd he keep from gettin' the blues?

He grinned as he raised his little head

Popped a shoeshine rag and then he said

 

Get rhythm when you get the blues

Come on, get rhythm when you get the blues

Well a jumpy rhythm makes you feel so fine

It'll shake all the trouble from your worried mind

Get rhythm when you get the blues

 

Well, I sat down to listen to the shoeshine boy

And I thought I was gonna jump for joy

Slapped on the shoe polish left and right

He took a shoeshine rag and he held it tight

He stopped once to wipe the sweat away

I said you're a mighty little boy to be a-workin' that way

He said I like it with a big wide grin

Kept on a poppin' and he said again

 

Get rhythm when you get the blues

Come on, get rhythm when you get the blues

It only costs a dime, just a nickel a shoe

Does a million dollars worth of good for you

Get rhythm when you get the blues

 

Johnny Cash (1956) - ♫ www.youtube.com/watch?v=Roug4qG7qCY

Ry Cooder (1987) - ♫ www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kXZQPujTzU

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Taken circa 1912