Pick Yourself Up
Diana Krall: Pick Yourself Up
Quiz by Sharon Michiko Yoneda
artist: Diana Krall
songwriter: Jerome Kern in 1936, lyrics by Dorothy Fields
date released: 1936 for the film Swing Time 1999 by Diana Krall
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.