"Get Rhythm" as written by and Johnny R. Cash....
Hey, get rhythm when you get the blues
C'mon get rhythm, when you get the blues
Get a rock 'n roll feeling in your bones
Put taps on your toes and get goin'
Get rhythm, when you get the blues

Little shoeshine boy never get slowed down
But he's got the dirtiest job in town
Bendin' low at the peoples' feet
On the windy corner of a 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.

Hey, get rhythm when you get the blues
C'mon get rhythm, when you get the blues
A jumpy rhythm makes you feel so fine
It'll shake all the troubles from your worried mind,
Get rhythm, when you get the blues.

Get rhythm, when you get the blues
C'mon get rhythm, when you get the blues
Get a rock 'n roll feeling in your bones
Put taps on your toes and get goin'
Get rhythm, when you get the blues.

Well, I sat down to listen to the shoeshine boy
And I thought I was gonna jump with 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
C'mon get rhythm, when you get the blues
It only cost a dime, just a nickel a shoe
It does a million dollars worth of good for you
Get rhythm, when you get the blues


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"Get Rhythm" as written by Johnny Cash

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    General CommentThese lyrics are not correct....here are the correct lyrics:

    Hey, Get rhythm when you get the blues
    Cmon, get rhythm when you get the blues
    Get a rock 'n' roll feelin' in your bones
    Get taps on your toes and get gone
    Get rhythm when you get the blues

    A little shoeshine boy 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
    Cmon, get rhythm when you get the blues
    Yes 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

    Get rhythm when you get the blues
    Cmon, get rhythm when you get the blues
    Get a rock 'n' roll feelin' in your bones
    Get taps on your toes and get gone
    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
    Cmon, 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
    luapmiton December 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthas anyone ver just cut certain parts out of this song and thought of them on their own.. for instance...

    'he's got the dirtiest job in town
    Bendin' low at the peoples' feet
    On the windy corner of the dirty street'

    or...

    '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'
    Avatar-rockon August 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just find this song to inspiring.

    If we got the blues, just "GET RHYTHM".

    bear_hug20on November 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about popping "pep pills" and feeling good, something all those guys did alot of.
    Rocket9kon May 08, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General Commentbest dance song by johnny cash
    zmilla111on February 07, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI can't believe so few people have commented on Johnny Cash, while horrible bands like fall out boy are overflowed. It is a shame where American music has gone. Kids need to learn about the classics, instead of the garbage mtv force-feeds them.
    zmilla111on February 07, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General Commentto zmilla111--amen brother!
    hangwire13on February 07, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI like Johnny Cash and Fallout Boy, just to... be annoying, I guess. Lol. Johnny Cash rules.

    I've been waitng 4 months for Walk The Line to come out in the UK, and when it finally does, its the same week I'm too ill to do bugger all.
    strider3005on February 07, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentAhhhh i love this song. I'b loved Johnny Cash for basically my whole life and everyone thought i was weird but now that Walk the Line came out im not so weird. lol yeahhh i agree with zmilla111 although i do like fall out boy too.
    Phatkat323on April 04, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI got to say zmilla111... you rock!!
    I take it you have heard of the Dead Kennedys, and their song, MTV get off the air?

    If not, go check it out, I'm sure you'll like it.
    I totally agree with you.
    Cash, is God. And so are Joe Strummer and The Clash - not corporate sellouts.
    ljwright88on June 03, 2007   Link

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