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Shaking the Blues Away

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Words and music by Irving Berlin (1927) There’s an old superstition ‘way down south Ev’ry darkie believes that trouble won’t stay If you shake it away When they hold a revival way down south Ev’ry darkie with care and trouble … Continue reading

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Reaching For The Moon

Words and Music by Irving Berlin, 1930 A pale new moon, a sky of blue And here am I but where are you? A dream of love would soon come true If I could reach the moon and you The … Continue reading

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Together We Two

Words and Music by Irving Berlin (1927) Charted at #12 in 1928.

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The Song Is Ended

Composed by Irving Berlin, with lyrics written by Beda Loehner (1927) My thoughts go back to a heavenly dance A moment of bliss we spent Our hearts were filled with a song of romance As into the night we went … Continue reading

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Let Me Sing and I’m Happy

Words and Music by Irving Berlin What care I who makes the laws of a nation Let those who will take care of its rights and wrongs What care I who cares for the world’s affairs As long as I … Continue reading

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Me!

Words and Music by Irving Berlin We took a walk, we had a talk And let me tell you very confidentially The little walk, the little talk Has made me just as glad as glad as I can be I … Continue reading

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Irving Berlin

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Ruth Etting worked with some of the finest composers and lyricists of the era, including the gifted Irving Berlin – and in fact, they became great friends, and worked together often. In 1927 Berlin personally recommended Ruth to Florenz Ziegfeld, … Continue reading

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It All Belongs To Me

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Words and music by Irving Berlin, 1927 Take a look at the flower in my buttonhole Take a look, say, and ask me why it’s there Can’t you see that I’m all dressed up to take a stroll? Can’t you … Continue reading

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Notes from Joel Harris

Joel Harris is a fan of Miss Etting, and he sent me the following notes… Ten Cents A Dance As you probably know, this song was written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1930 for the Florenz Ziegfeld musical … Continue reading

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Ziegfeld Follies, 1927

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Ruth Etting made her way to New York in 1927, and found success on Broadway almost immediately. Her good friend Irving Berlin was writing the music for Florenz Ziegfeld‘s 1927 Follies, and he introduced her to the Broadway impresario. Eddie … Continue reading

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