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.