Got a little rhythm, a rhythm, a rhythm 
That pit-a-pats through my brain
So darn persistent
The day isn't distant 
When it'll drive me insane

Comes in the morning 
Without any warning
And hangs around me all day
I'll have to sneak up to it 
Someday, and speak up to it
I hope it listens when I say

Fascinating rhythm
You've got me on the go
Fascinating rhythm
I'm all a-quiver

When a mess you're making
The neighbors want to know
Why I'm always shaking 
Just like a flivver

Each morning I get up with the sun
Start a-hopping
Never stopping
To find at night no work has been done

I know that 
Once it didn't matter
But now you're doing wrong
When you start to patter

I'm so unhappy
Won't you take a day off? 
Decide to run along 
Somewhere far away off

And make it snappy
Oh, how I long to be the man I used to be
Fascinating rhythm
Oh, won't you stop picking on me?