For the last song to be heard in RKO's 1937 Damsel in Distress, Gershwin lifted nine bars of an unused song, There's No Stopping Me Now, from about 1930. Around this he and his lyricist-brother Ira confected their ultimate standard in the "looking for love" vein, Nice Work if You Can Get It. The verse is notable for its unforced vocal syncopation capturing the gestures of speech with a musing air --
The man who lives for only making money
Lives a life that isn't necessarily sunny.
Likewise the man who works for fame,
There's no guarantee that time won't erase his name.
The fact is, the only work that really brings enjoyment
Is the kind that is for girl and boy meant.
Fall in love, you won't regret it,
That's the very best work of all if you can get it....
before the refrain's yearning anthem gives away the pretense of the detached observer --
Loving one who loves you,
And then taking that vow,
Nice work if you can get it,
And if you get it,
Won't you tell me how?