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Music from Shows (continued)
BOX 1, 135 Blue Monday [opera, 1922; revised 1925 and 1953]
Bound Blue Monday : original version, 1922
GG holograph manuscript short score; 38 [i.e., 40] p.
Note: Partial lyrics only
Note: Presented as part of George White’s Scandals of 1922; withdrawn after one performance
Bound Blue Monday : revision, 1925
Will Vodery holograph manuscript full score; 156 p.
Note: Bound in original cover with title "135[th] Street" in the hand of GG
Laid in: IG typescript notes; [2] p.
BOX-FOLDER 135/2 Blue Monday : two themes
GG holograph manuscript piano score; [1] p.
Note: Includes "Has anyone seen my Joe" and "Blue Monday blues"
BOX-FOLDER 1/32 Blue Monday : revision, 1925
Typescript libretto; 4 p.
Caption title: 135th Street
Note: Emendation in the hand of B. G. DeSylva
Laid in: Photocopied holograph letter from DeSylva to GG, 1925 November 25
Laid in: IG holograph notes; [2] p.
BOX-FOLDER 1/33 Blue Monday : revision, 1925
Typescript libretto and carbon copy; 4 p. ea.
Caption title: 135th Street
BOX-FOLDER 1/34 Blue Monday : adaptation, 1953
Photocopied (ozalid) copyist manuscript piano-vocal score; 34 p.
Caption title: 135th Street blues
Note: Interlinear text in red pencil reflects the original lyrics
Note: Adapted by George Bassman
BOX-FOLDER 1/35 Blue Monday : adaptation, 1953
Typescript (mimeograph) libretto; 9 p.
Caption title: Blue Monday blues
Note: Reflects revised libretto for Omnibus Broadcast, 1953 March 29
Laid in: Typescript letter from William Spier to IG, 1953 March 18
BOX 2 Capitol revue [1919]
BOX-FOLDER 2/1 Come to the moon
GG holograph manuscript piano-vocal score; 3 p.
Note: No lyric
BOX-FOLDER 2/2 Come to the moon
Frank Saddler holograph manuscript full score; 20 p.
BOX-FOLDER 2/3 Swanee
see also Sinbad
Frank Saddler holograph manuscript full score; 21 p.
BOX-FOLDER 2/4 Swanee
see also Sinbad
Sheet music
Note: 1st edition (with Capitol Theatre cover)
BOX-FOLDER 2/4 Swanee
see also Sinbad
Photocopied sheet music (French)
BOX 2 Captain Jinks [1925]
BOX-FOLDER 2/5 You must come over blues
Corrected publisher’s final proof; p. 2-5
Laid in: Holograph description by Michael Feinstein, dated 1978 February 16
BOX-FOLDER 2/5 You must come over blues
IG holograph/typescript lyric sheets; [4] p.
BOX 2 Chopin show [unproduced revue, 1923]
BOX-FOLDER 2/6 Baby me blues
IG holograph lyric sheet
BOX-FOLDER 2/7 Bittersweet
IG holograph/typescript lyric sheets; [3] p.
Note: Possible musical attribution to William Daly in the hand of Michael Feinstein on p. [1]
BOX-FOLDER 2/8 Honorable moon
IG holograph/typescript lyric sheet
BOX-FOLDER 2/9 The hurdy-gurdy man
see also A corner of heaven with you
Copyist manuscript piano-vocal score; 4 p.
BOX-FOLDER 2/9 The hurdy-gurdy man
see also A corner of heaven with you
Typescript lyric sheet
BOX-FOLDER 2/10 Man, the master
see also Musical sketches
IG holograph/typescript lyric sheets; [6] p.
BOX-FOLDER 2/11 My all
see also Musical sketches
William Daly holograph manuscript piano-vocal score; [2-3] p.
Note: Vocal line only; verse incomplete; p. [1] is absent
Note: Early lyric fragment in the hand of IG
BOX-FOLDER 2/11 My all
see also Musical sketches
IG holograph/typescript lyric sheets; [4] p.
BOX-FOLDER 2/12 On the wings of romance
William Daly holograph manuscript sketch; 1 p.
Note: Title and partial lyric in the hand of IG
BOX-FOLDER 2/12 On the wings of romance
IG holograph/typescript lyric sheets; [4] p.
BOX-FOLDER 2/13 Opening
William Daly holograph manuscript sketch; [2] p.
Note: Partial lyric in the hand of IG
Laid in: Description in the hand of Michael Feinstein
BOX-FOLDER 2/14 Someday you'll realize
see also Musical sketches
William Daly holograph manuscript piano-vocal score; [4] p.
Note: Vocal line only, no lyric
BOX-FOLDER 2/14 Someday you'll realize
see also Musical sketches
IG holograph/typescript lyric sheets; [5] p.
BOX-FOLDER 2/15 Musical sketches
William Daly holograph manuscript sketches with partial lyrics in the hand of IG; [2] p.
Contents:
  • p. [1]: My all (refrain only); Etude op. 25, no. 9; Someday you’ll realize (refrain only, no lyric)
  • p. [2]: Someday you’ll realize (verse and refrain); Man, the master (verse and refrain)
BOX 2 The country girl [film, 1954]
BOX-FOLDER 2/16 Commercials
IG holograph/typescript lyric sheets; [2] p.
BOX-FOLDER 2/17 Dissertation on the state of bliss
Photocopied (ozalid) copyist piano-vocal score; 5 p.
BOX-FOLDER 2/17 Dissertation on the state of bliss
IG holograph/typescript lyric sheets; [13] p.
BOX-FOLDER 2/18 The land around us
Photocopied (ozalid) copyist piano-vocal score [no. 1]; 8 p.
Note: Includes Patter section
BOX-FOLDER 2/18 The land around us
Photocopied (ozalid) copyist piano-vocal score [no. 2]; 6 p.
Typescript (mimeograph) lyric sheets; 2 p.
Love and learn
see Dissertation on the state of bliss
Note: Early title
BOX-FOLDER 2/19 The pitchman / It’s mine, it’s yours
Photocopied (ozalid) copyist piano-vocal score; 10 p.
BOX-FOLDER 2/19 The pitchman / It’s mine, it’s yours
IG holograph/typescript lyric sheets; [33] p.
BOX-FOLDER 2/20 The search is through
Photocopied (ozalid) copyist piano-vocal score; [4] p.
BOX-FOLDER 2/20 The search is through
Typescript lyric sheets; [11] p.
You've got what it takes
see The search is through
Note: Early title
BOX-FOLDER 2/21 Unidentified lyric sketches
IG holograph manuscripts; [3] p.
BOX 2 Cover girl [film, 1944]
Any moment now
see Long ago (and far away)
BOX-FOLDER 2/22 Cover girl
IG holograph/typescript lyric sheets; [11] p.
BOX-FOLDER 2/23 Long ago (and far away)
IG holograph/typescript lyric sheets; [5] p.
Laid in: 3 discarded lyrics for this melody: Any moment now; [3] p.; Midnight madness; [2] p.; Midnight music; [7] p.
BOX-FOLDER 2/24 Make way for tomorrow
IG holograph/typescript lyric sheets; [15] p.
Midnight madness
see Long ago (and far away)
Midnight music
see Long ago (and far away)
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