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Music, 1913-1954 (continued)
Music from Shows (continued)
You’d Be Hard to Replace (continued)
Sheet music (“Advance artist copy”); [4] p.
BOX-FOLDER 1/21 You’d Be Hard to Replace
IG holograph/typescript lyric sheets; [16] p.
You're My Highland Fling
see My One and Only Highland Fling
Note: Early title
BOX-FOLDER 132/23 Lyric book
IG holograph manuscript; [11] p.
Contents:
  • p. [1-3]: The Courtin' of Elmer and Ella
  • p. [4]: Shoes with Wings On
  • p. [5]: unidentified
  • p. [6]: Second Fiddle to a Harp
  • p. [7-8]: Weekend in the Country
  • p. [9]: The Poetry of Motion
  • p. [10]: There Is No Music
  • p. [11]: Swing Trot
BOX-FOLDER 1/22 Unidentified lyric sketches
IG holograph manuscripts; [5] p.
BOX 1 Be Yourself (1924)
BOX-FOLDER 1/23 I Came Here
Copyist manuscript piano-vocal score; 5 p.
Note: Extensive emendations in various hands including Albert Sirmay
Note: IG holograph lyric credit in caption
BOX-FOLDER 1/24 Money Doesn’t Mean a Thing
IG holograph lyric sheet
Note: Verse 2 and part of refrain only
BOX-FOLDER 1/25 My Heart is Yours [unfinished]
Typescript lyric sheet; [2] p.
BOX-FOLDER 1/26 Not So Long Ago
Manuscript sketch; [2] p.
BOX-FOLDER 1/26 Not So Long Ago
Manuscript lead sheet; [2] p.
BOX-FOLDER 1/27 They Don’t Make ’Em That Way Anymore
IG holograph/typescript lyric sheet
BOX-FOLDER 1/28 Uh-Uh
Manuscript piano-vocal score; [4] p.
Note: IG holograph lyric credit in caption
BOX-FOLDER 1/28 Uh-Uh
IG holograph/typescript lyric sheets; [4] p.
Note: Emendations on p. [4] in unidentified hands
BOX-FOLDER 1/29 What of It?
Typescript lyric sheet
BOX-FOLDER 1/30 The Wrong Thing at the Right Time
Copyist manuscript piano-vocal score; 5 p.
BOX-FOLDER 1/30 The Wrong Thing at the Right Time
IG holograph/typescript lyric sheets; [5] p.
BOX-FOLDER 1/31 List of 21 songs, most by IG and Lewis Gensler, circa 1925
IG holograph manuscript; 1 p.
BOX-FOLDER 1/31 List of 18 songs by IG and Lewis Gensler
Typescript with annotations by Michael Feinstein; 1 p.
BOX-FOLDER 1/31 Title page from IG’s Be Yourself notebook
Typescript; 1 p.
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Note: Presented as part of George White’s Scandals of 1922 ; withdrawn after one performance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: Themes include "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. De Sylva
Laid in: Photocopy of holograph letter from De Sylva 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. each
Caption title: 135th Street
BOX-FOLDER 1/34 Blue Monday : adaptation, 1953
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
Photocopy of 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.
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