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'The Half of It, Dearie' Blues

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Written  1924
Lyricist(s)  Ira Gershwin
Composer(s)  George Gershwin
Language  English

"'The Half of it, Dearie' Blues" is a song composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin. It was introduced by Fred Astaire and Kathlene Martyn in the 1924 musical Lady be Good.

Notable recordings

  • Fred Astaire with George Gershwin at the piano - Fred Astaire - Complete London Sessions. In this first ever recording of the number, on April 19, 1926, Astaire includes a short tap-dancing section and asks Gershwin: "How's that, George," to which Gershwin replies: "That's fine, Freddy, keep going."
  • Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook (1959)
  • References

    'The Half of It, Dearie' Blues Wikipedia


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