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Ira Gershwin (1896 – 1983)

American lyricist, best remembered for the songs he wrote in collaboration with his brother George Gershwin.
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Ira Gershwin
Poor Jenny, bright as a penny!
Her equal would be hard to find.
She lost one dad and mother,
A sister and a brother--
But she would make up her mind.
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In time the Rockies may crumble,
Gibraltar may tumble,
They're only made of clay,
But our love is here to stay.
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!

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You like potato and I like po-tah-to,
You like tomato and I like to-mah-to;
Potato, po-tah-to, tomato, to-mah-to
Let's call the whole thing off!
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Summertime and the livin' is easy,
Fish are jumpin', and the cotton is high.
Oh yo' daddy's rich, and yo' ma is good lookin',
So hush, little baby, don' yo' cry.
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Nice work if you can get it,
And you can get it if you try.
Ira Gershwin
You've made my life so glamorous,
You can't blame me for feeling amorous.
'S wonderful, 's marvellous
That you should care for me.
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They all laughed at Christopher Columbus
When he said the world was round;
They all laughed when Edison recorded sound.
It ain't necessarily so,
It ain't necessarily so.
De t'ings dat yo' li'ble
To read in de Bible,
It ain't necessarily so.
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