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Author: Ira Gershwin; Robert Kimball
Publisher: New York : Library of America, 2009.
Series: American poets project, 29.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: The collaboration of Ira and George Gershwin was one of the summits of American popular music. Ira Gershwin's lyrics-with their stylish simplicity, exuberant comic invention, and colloquial eloquence-have entered the culture, and Robert Kimball has collected the most memorable of them into a beguiling collection that includes: Fascinating Rhythm; Oh, Lady, Be Good! ; Someone to Watch Over Me; 'S Wonderful;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Librettos
Excerpts
Texts
Excerpts Librettos
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ira Gershwin; Robert Kimball
ISBN: 9781598530520 1598530526
OCLC Number: 434563558
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xix, 169 pages : portrait ; 20 cm.
Contents: You may throw all the rice you desire --
The real American folk song (is a rag) --
I'm tickled silly --
Mischa, Jascha, Toscha, Sascha --
Fascinating rhythm --
Oh, lady, be good! --
The half of it, dearie, blues --
Little jazz bird --
The man I love --
These charming people --
Sweet and low-down --
Gather ye rosebuds --
Sunny disposish --
Do, do, do --
Someone to watch over me --
Strike up the band --
'S wonderful --
My one and only --
The Babbitt and the Bromide --
The world is mine --
How long has this been going on? --
New York serenade --
I've got a crush on you --
I don't think I'll fall in love today --
What causes that? --
Home blues --
Soon --
Bidin' my time --
Could you use me? --
Embraceable you --
Sam and Delilah --
I got rhythm --
But not for me --
Delishious --
Love is sweeping the country --
Of thee I sing --
Who cares? --
I've got to be there --
Isn't it a pity? --
Freud and Jung and Adler --
Union Square and Down with everyone who's up --
Mine --
It ain't necessarily so --
Island in the West Indies --
Words without music --
The economic situation --
I can't get started --
(I've got) beginner's luck --
They all laughed --
They can't take that away from me --
Let's call the whole thing off --
I can't be bothered now --
Things are looking up --
A foggy day (in London Town) --
Nice work if you can get it --
Love walked in --
I was doing all right --
Love is here to stay --
I love to rhyme --
By Strauss --
Tchaikowsky (and other Russians) --
The saga of Jenny --
My ship --
Midnight music --
Long ago and far away --
The duchess's song--"Sing me not a ballad" --
Ode--"A rhyme for Angela" --
There's nothing like marriage for people --
The land of opportunitee --
Good-bye to all that --
Changing my tune --
Aren't you kind of glad we did? --
The Back Bay Polka --
Shoes with wings on --
Manhattan downbeat --
There is no music --
In our United State --
Applause, applause --
Gotta have me go with you --
It's a new world --
The man that got away.
Series Title: American poets project, 29.
Other Titles: Lyrics.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Kimball.

Abstract:

Overview: The collaboration of Ira and George Gershwin was one of the summits of American popular music. Ira Gershwin's lyrics-with their stylish simplicity, exuberant comic invention, and colloquial eloquence-have entered the culture, and Robert Kimball has collected the most memorable of them into a beguiling collection that includes: Fascinating Rhythm; Oh, Lady, Be Good! ; Someone to Watch Over Me; 'S Wonderful; My One and Only; How Long Has This Been Going On?; I've Got a Crush on You; Embraceable You; I Got Rhythm; But Not for Me; Let's Call the Whole Thing Off; They Can't Take That Away from Me; A Foggy Day (In London Town); Nice Work If You Can Get It; Long Ago (and Far Away); The Man That Got Away and dozens more.

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