Ira Gershwin Lyrics Follow
Ira Gershwin (6 December 1896 – 17 August 1983) was an American lyricist who collaborated with his younger brother, composer George Gershwin, to create some of the most memorable songs of the 20th century.
With George he wrote more than a dozen Broadway shows, featuring songs such as "I Got Rhythm", "Embraceable You", "The Man I Love" and "Someone to Watch Over Me". He was also responsible, along with DuBose Heyward, for the libretto to George's opera Porgy and Bess.
The success the Gershwin brothers had with their collaborative works has often overshadowed the creative role that Ira played. His mastery of songwriting continued, however, after the early death of George. He wrote additional hit songs with composers Jerome Kern, Kurt Weill, Harry Warren and Harold Arlen.
His critically acclaimed 1959 book Lyrics on Several Occasions, an amalgam of autobiography and annotated anthology, is an important source for studying the art of the lyricist in the golden age of American popular song.
- Ain’t It Romantic?
- The Moon Is on the Sea
- Finaletto Act II, Scene I
- When Our Ship Comes Sailing In
- Dance Speciatly
- Finale Act I
- Finale Ultimo
- Wedding Dream: The Woman At The Altar
- Circus Dream: Tschaikovsky
- Wedding Dream: Liza, Liza
- Wedding Dream: Overture
- Glamour Dream: Oh, Fabulous One
- Circus Dream: The Saga Of Jenny
- Wedding Dream: Mapleton High Chorale
- Circus Dream: The Greatest Show On Earth
- Glamour Dream: Huxley
- Childhood Dream: My Ship
- Wedding Dream: This Is New
- Circus Dream: Dance Of The Tumblers
- Glamour Dream: One Life To Live
- Childhood Dream: Exit Music
- Wedding Dream: The Princess Of Pure Delight
- Circus Dream: The Best Years Of His Life
- Glamour Dream: Girl Of The Moment
- Lose That Long Face - Judy Garland
- Born In A Trunk: Swanee/I'll Get By/You Took Advantage Of Me/Black Bottom/The Peanut Vendor... - Judy Garland/Chorus
- Here's What I'm Here For - Judy Garland/Chorus
- Overture - Warner Brothers Orchestra/Ray Heindorf