The Complete Lyrics of Irving Berlin

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Robert Kimball, Linda Emmet
Hal Leonard Corporation, 2000 - Music - 530 pages
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(Applause Books). Gathered together in one volume for the first time, here are all of the incomparable song lyrics of Irving Berlin the lyrics of more than 1,200 songs, 400 of which have never before appeared in print along with anecdotal, historical, and musicological commentary and dozens of photographs. Berlin came from a poor immigrant family and began his career as a singing waiter, but by the time he was nineteen he was publishing his songs and quickly found fame with "Alexander's Ragtime Band" in 1911. In the extraordinary six decades that followed, Berlin wrote one popular hit after another: Blue Skies * Always * Cheek to Cheek * White Christmas * God Bless America * There's No Business Like Show Business * and many more. He also wrote a number of the classics of musical theater's Golden Age, climaxing with Annie Get Your Gun . He penned three Astaire and Rogers films Top Hat, Carefree , and Follow the Fleet as well as the scores of Holiday Inn, Easter Parade , and other films. The breadth of his accomplishment is staggering.
 

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Kimball, editor of the other volumes in the excellent "Complete Lyrics" series, and Emmet, Irving Berlin's second daughter, provide a valuable service by compiling all of Berlin's known lyrics to ... Read full review

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Contents

Songs of 19071909
3
Songs of 1910
16
Songs of 1911
29
Songs of 1912
46
Songs of 1913
67
Songs of 1914
85
Unpublished Songs of 19071914
95
WATCH YOUR STEP 1914
110
ALEXANDERS RAGTIME BAND 1938
313
CAREFREE 1938
315
GOD BLESS AMERICA and Other Songs of 19351939
320
MUSIC BOX REVUE OF 19381939
324
SECOND FIDDLE 1939
333
LOUISIANA PURCHASE 1940
336
HOLIDAY INN 1942
347
THIS IS THE ARMY 1942
356

Songs of 1915 and STOP LOOK LISTEN 1915
126
Songs of 1916 and THE CENTURY GIRL 1916
143
Songs of 19171918
151
Songs of 1919 and Unpublished Songs of 19151919
173
ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1920
183
MUSIC BOX REVUES 19211924
193
Songs of 19201924
219
Songs of 19251926
227
THE COCOANUTS 19251926
233
ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1927
244
Songs of 19271929 and Unpublished Songs of the 1920s
250
REACHING FOR THE MOON 1930
265
FACE THE MUSIC 1932
272
AS THOUSANDS CHEER 1933
282
GOOD GULF PROGRAM 1934 and Other Songs of 19301934
292
ON THE AVENUE 1937
308
Other Songs of 19401945
370
BLUE SKIES 1946
378
1946
384
EASTER PARADE 1948
398
STARS ON MY SHOULDERS 1948 and Other Songs of 19461949
403
MISS LIBERTY 1949
410
CALL ME MADAM 1950
429
WHITE CHRISTMAS 1954
439
THERES NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS 1954
446
SENTIMENTAL GUY 19551956 and Other Songs of the 1950s
449
MR PRESIDENT 1962
467
SAY IT WITH MUSIC 19631969
480
Songs of 19601988
486
Epilogue
502
Index
507
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Emmet is Irving Berlin's daughter.

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