FATS WALLER lyrics - (If I Had) Rhythm In My Nursery Rhymes

FATS WALLER
"(If I Had) Rhythm In My Nursery Rhymes"

I could learn my ABC's
Bring home A's instead of D's
And my Ma and Dad I'd please
If I had rhythm in my nursery rhymes

In the corner on a stool
I'd sit 'cause I broke a rule
But I'd show them that I'm no fool
If I had rhythm in my nursery rhymes

Tra-la-la-la-la won't get me far
Lately I've been thinkin'
If I had a little bit of ryhthm
I'd could be a Washington or a Lincoln

Simple Simon at the fair
Met a Pieman who was there
About those two guys I don't care
I need rhythm in my nursery rhymes

Oh! Mary had a little lamb
Little lamb.
Little lamb
Mary had a little lamb

Well, I need rhythm in my nursery rhymes
My! My!