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Music, 1913-1954 (continued)
Music from Shows (continued)
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Note: Presented as part of George White’s Scandals of 1922; withdrawn after one performance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.
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
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
Ozalid copyist piano-vocal score [no. 1]; 8 p.
Note: Includes Patter section
BOX-FOLDER 2/18 The Land around Us
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
Ozalid copyist manuscript 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
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: Three 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)
BOX-FOLDER 2/25 Put Me to the Test
see also Put Me to the Test from A Damsel in Distress
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