Ira Gershwin





Ira Gershwin


Born
in The United States
December 06, 1896

Died
August 17, 1983

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Ira Gershwin 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," and the opera Porgy and Bess.

The success the brothers had with their collaborative works has often overshadowed the creative role that Ira played. However, his mastery of songwriting continued after the early death of George; and he wrote further hit songs with composers Jerome Kern ("Long Ago (And Far Away)", Kurt Weill and Harold Arlen.

His critically-acclaimed book Lyrics on Several Occasions of 1959, an amalgam
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The Complete Lyrics of Ira ...

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Lyrics on Several Occasions

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The Gershwin Collection

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Selected Lyrics

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LYRICS ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS

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The Great American Lyricist...

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Ira Gershwin Songbook Ira G...

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The George & Ira Gershwin F...

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Porgy & Bess Easy Piano Sel...

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More books by Ira Gershwin…
“The way you wear your hat,
The way you sip your tea,
The mem'ry of all that --
No, no! They can't take that away from me!”
Ira Gershwin

“S wonderful! 'S marvelous!
That you should care for me!”
Ira Gershwin

“There's a somebody I'm longing to see,
I hope that he, turns out to be,
someone to watch over me.”
Ira Gershwin

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