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Great American Songbook

1920-1950s American popular songs written for musicals and film.

Here's-That-Rainy-Day

Here’s That Rainy Day

Here's That Rainy Day was written by Jimmy Van Heusen with lyrics by Johnny Burke. Published in 1953 and and first introduced in the Broadway musical Carnival in Flanders, this tune...
The-Shadow-of-Your-Smile

The Shadow of Your Smile

The Shadow of Your Smile was written by Johnny Mandel with lyrics by Paul Francis Webster. This piece was composed by Mandel for the 1965 film The Sandpiper, and consequently the...
Secret-Love

Secret Love

"Secret Love" is a tune written by Sammy Fain with lyrics by Paul Francis Webster. It was written for the 1953 film "Calamity Jane", in which the piece was sung by...
I-Fall-In-Love-Too-Easily

I Fall In Love Too Easily

"I Fall In Love Too Easily" is a tune written by Jule Styne in 1944. Lyrics were written by Sammy Cahn. It was introduced to the world by Frank Sinatra in...
beautiful_love

Beautiful Love

"Beautiful Love" is a tune written by Victor Young, Wayne King and Egbert Van Alstyne in 1931 with lyrics written by Haven Gillespie. It has been performed and recorded by many...
but_beautiful

But Beautiful

“But Beautiful” is a ballad written by Jimmy Van Heusen, with lyrics written by Jimmy Burke. It was introduced in the film “Road to Rio” in 1948. Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis was...
Willow-Weep-For-Me

Willow Weep for Me

Willow Weep for Me seems like one of those tunes that was in a musical or movie at some point, but that isn't the case.  Ann Ronnell wrote the tune, and...
Speak-Low

Speak Low

"Speak Low" was written in 1943 by composer Kurt Weill. It was first featured on the musical comedy "One Touch of Venus". Ogden Nash wrote lyrics to this piece. Speak Low...
I-Got-Rhythm

I Got Rhythm

"I Got Rhythm" is a composition by iconic composer George Gershwin. His brother, Ira Gershwin with whom he often collaborated with, wrote the lyrics. It was originally written as a slow...
How-High-The-Moon

How High The Moon

How High the Moon is a tune written by Morgan Lewis with lyrics by Nancy Hamilton. It was first featured in the 1940 Broadway show "Two For The Show". Many popular versions of this...

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