E.Y. Harburg


Born
in New York, The United States
April 08, 1896

Died
March 05, 1981

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Edgar Yipsel "Yip" Harburg (born Isidore Hochberg, Yiddish: איסידור הוכברג) was an American popular song lyricist who worked with many well-known composers.

He wrote the lyrics to the standards Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (with Jay Gorney), April in Paris, and It's Only a Paper Moon, as well as all of the songs in the 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musical The Wizard of Oz, including Over the Rainbow."
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Over the Rainbow

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Rhymes for the Irreverent

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At This Point in Rhyme

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The Wizard of Oz (Movie Sel...

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The Wizard of Oz Instrument...

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Rhymes for the Irreverent

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The Yip Harburg Songbook: O...

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More books by E.Y. Harburg…
“Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.”
E.Y. Harburg

“My heart wants roots
My mind wants wings.
I cannot bear
Their bickerings.”
E. Y. Harburg

“Words make you think. Music makes you feel. A song makes you feel a thought.”
Yip Harburg

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