The complete lyrics of Ira Gershwin

by Gershwin, Ira, 1896-1983.

Format: Print Book 1993
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor Music - Room Reference rq ML54.6.G28 K55 1993
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor Music - Room Reference
Call Number  rq ML54.6.G28 K55 1993
50 photographs in text.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Presuming your library serves a community in which anybody sings or gets together to put on a musical, do you need to be told you probably gotta have this book? Ira Gershwin was the lyricist for his brother, George, without whom it sometimes seems there would be no songs in America, as well as, after George's death, for Weill, Copland, Kern, and similar luminaries. Although it's not apparent at this writing that the index herein will be the most useful kind--namely, one of titles, first lines, and first lines of refrains (because they, aka the choruses, are the most familiar parts of songs to the most people)--at least all the titles appear under the appropriate years or shows in the table of contents. The lyrics proper come in three-column display; each song has a headnote relaying its place in a show (or shows), who first sang it, its alternate titles, etc., and sometimes including Ira's comments from his own selection from his work, Lyrics on Several Occasions (1959). Hey, even if the index turns out less than ideal, still--'s wonderful! 's marvelous! ~--Ray Olson"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Songs, English -- United States -- Texts.
Popular music -- United States -- Texts.
Musicals -- Excerpts -- Librettos.
Popular music lyrics.
Publisher New York :A. Knopf,1993
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Lyrics
Contributors Kimball, Robert.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description xxvii, 414 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
ISBN 0394556518
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