Lady, Be Good (Gershwin, George)

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Arranger:

Henry Marcellus Higgs (1855-1929)

Publisher Info.:

London: Chappell & Co., 1926. Plate 28990.

Copyright:

Public Domain - Non-PD US [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

600 dpi

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General Information

Work Title Lady, Be Good
Alternative Title
Composer Gershwin, George
Movements/Sections 17 musical numbers in 2 acts
  • Act I
1. Hang on to Me - Dick Trevor and Susie Trevor
2. A Wonderful Party - Guests
3. End of a String - Ensemble
4. We're Here Because - Daisy Parke, Bertie Bassett and Guests
5. Fascinating Rhythm - Susie Trevor, Dick Trevor and Jeff
6. So Am I- Jack Robinson and Susie Trevor
7. Oh, Lady be Good! - J. Watterson Watkins and Girls
  • Act II
8. Weatherman/Rainy Afternoon Girls - Ensemble
9. The Half of it, Dearie' Blues - Shirley Vernon and Dick Trevor
10. Juanita - Susie Trevor and Boys
11. Leave It to Love - Susie Trevor, Jack Robinson, Shirley Vernon and Dick Trevor
12. Little Jazz Bird - Jeff
13. Insufficient Sweetie - Jeff
(Music and Lyrics by Cliff Edwards and Gilbert Wells)
14. Who Takes Care of the Caretaker's Daughter?*
(Music and Lyrics by Chick Endor)
15. It's All the Same to Me*
(Music and Lyrics by Chick Endor)
16. Carnival Time - Ensemble
17. Swiss Miss - Susie Trevor and Dick Trevor
(Lyrics by Arthur Jackson and Ira Gershwin)
Year/Date of Composition 1924
First Performance 1924-12-01 in New York, Liberty Theatre
First Publication 1926
Additional Copyright Info While instrumental selections from this musical are eligible for upload here, items
containing text by Ira Gershwin (1896-1983) cannot be uploaded as his work will
remain under copyright in Canada until
January 1, 2034.
Librettist Ira Gershwin (1896-1983), lyrics
Guy Bolton (1884-1979) and Fred Thompson (1884-1949), scenario
Language English
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation vocal soli, chorus, orchestra
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