OFAM 2019
Moonlight Serenade
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg
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Edgar Yipsel "Yip" Harburg (born Isidore Hochberg, 1896 – 1981) was an American popular song lyricist who wrote primarily wrote for Broadway (both revues and musicals) and Hollywood. Notable individual songs include "Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?", "It's Only a Paper Moon", "Over the Rainbow", "April in Paris", "Lydia The Tattooed Lady", "Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe". His full scores include The Wizard of Oz (1939) and Cabin In The Sky (1943), Finian's Rainbow (1947/68), Bloomer Girl (1944), Jamaica (1947), and Hooray For What! (1937).
Harburg was a live-long social justice advocate and socialist, which is often reflected in his lyrics. He was blacklisted from 1950-62.
Artwork
 Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?
(1932) Americana
Words by Yip Harburg - Music by Jay Gorney
 April In Paris
(1932) Walk A Little Faster
Words by Yip Harburg - Music by Vernon Duke
 It's Only A Paper Moon
(1933) Take A Chance
Words by Yip Harburg, Billy Rose - Music by Harold Arlen
 It's Only A Paper Moon
(1933)
Words by Yip Harburg, Billy Rose - Music by Harold Arlen
 Quartet Erotica
(1934) Life Begins At 8:40
 Shoein' The Mare
(1934) Life Begins At 8:40
 Let's Take A Walk Around The Block
(1934) Life Begins At 8:40
 Moon About Town
(1934) Ziegfeld Follies of 1934
Words by E. Y. Harburg - Music by Dana Suesse
 How Can I Hold You Close Enough?
(1935)
Words by Yip Harburg, Edward Heyman - Music by Johnny Green
 I Love To Singa!
(1936) The Singing Kid
Words by Yip Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 Down With Love
(1937) Hooray For Love
Words by E. Y. Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 In The Shade Of The New Apple Tree
(1937) Hooray For What!
Words by E. Y. Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 Last Night When We Were Young
(1937)
Words by Yip Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 God's Country
(1938) Babes In Arms
Words by Yip Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 Over The Rainbow
(1939) The Wizard Of Oz
Words by Yip Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 Lydia, The Tattooed Lady
(1939) At The Circus
Words by Yip Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead
(1939) The Wizard Of Oz
Words by E. Y. Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 If I Only Had A Brain
(1939) The Wizard Of Oz
Words by E. Y. Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 We're Off To See The Wizard
(1939) The Wizard Of Oz
Words by E. Y. Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 The Merry Old Land Of Oz
(1939) The Wizard Of Oz
Words by E. Y. Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 Follow The Yellow Brick Road
(1939) The Wizard Of Oz
Words by E. Y. Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 Lions, Tigers And Bears Oh My!
(1939) The Wizard Of Oz
Words by E. Y. Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 If I Were King Of The Forest
(1939) The Wizard Of Oz
Words by E. Y. Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 Long before You Came Along
(1942) Rio Rita
Words by E. Y. Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 I'll Take Tallulah
(1942) Ship Ahoy
Words by Yip Harburg - Music by Burton Lane
 Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe
(1943) Cabin In The Sky
Words by Yip Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 Old Devil Moon
(1946) Finian's Rainbow
Words by E. Y. Harburg - Music by Burton Lane
 The Begat
(1947) Finian's Rainbow
Words by Yip Harburg - Music by Burton Lane
 Leave Da Atom Alone
(1958) Jamaica
Words by Yip Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 Napoleon
(1958) Jamaica
Words by Yip Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg is featured in these OFAM 2019 Might As Well Be Swing events:
Saturday Jul 27
1:00 pmSlipped Disc: Small Group Swing
Sunday Jul 28
4:00 pmSwing's The Thing: The Jazz Party
Wednesday Jul 31
8:00 pmSlipped Disc: Small Group Swing

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