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|Genre Categories||Songs; For voice, piano; For voices with keyboard; Scores featuring the voice; Scores featuring the piano; English language|
|Complete Score||PDF file, Scanned by Unknown|
|4 (#2-5) pages, 0.40 MB||Uploader: Guifre (18 July 2011)|
First edition (reprint)
New York: T.B. Harms & Francis, Day & Hunter, 1919. Plate 5935.
n.d. (1920 or later)
This file is public domain in the USA only!
It is not PD in Canada, the EU or elsewhere.
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IGG 26|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1919|
|First Performance.||1919-10 in New York: Capitol Theater|
|First Publication.||1919 – New York: T.B. Harms & Francis, Day & Hunter|
|Copyright Information||Although purely instrumental selections and arrangements are permitted for this piece items|
containing any text by the author(s) listed below cannot be added to the main server until
January 1, 2047. Items with text first published before 1928 or otherwise confirmed as public domain
in the United States can be uploaded to the USA server only.
|Librettist||Irving Caesar (1895-1996)|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Early 20th century|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|External Links||Wikipedia article|
|Extra Information||The song was written for a New York City revue called "Demi-Tasse", which opened in October 1919 in the Capitol Theater. The song had little impact in its first show, but not long afterwards Gershwin played it at a party where Al Jolson heard it. Jolson then put it into his show Sinbad, already a success at the Winter Garden Theatre, and recorded it for Columbia Records in January 1920. Gershwhin himself made several piano roll recordings of the song. Possibly orchestrated, but by somebody other than the composer.|