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OF THEE I SING From the Brodway Musical "Of Thee I Sing" (1931) (George & Ira Gershwin) William Gaxton & Lois Moran (Broadway Production) - 1931 Victor Arden-Phil Ohman & Their Orch. (vocal: Frank Luther) - 1932 Abe Lyman & His California Orch. (vocal: Dick Robertson) - 1932 Ben Selvin's Knickerbockers - 1932 Nat Shilkret & The Victor Salon Group (vocal: Sonny Schuyler) - 1938 Jack Carson (Broadway Revival) - 1952 Sarah Vaughan - 1957 The Hi'Lo's - 1958 Ella Fitzgerald - 1959 Enoch Light & His Orch. - 1961 Carroll O'Connor (TV Production) - 1972 Michael Feinstein - 1998 Also recorded by: The Andrews Sisters with George Gershwin. As performed on stage by the characters John P. Wintergreen, Mary Turner and Company: WINTERGREEN: From the Island of Manhattan to the Coast of Gold From North to South, from East to West You are the love I love the best You're the dream girl of the sweetest story ever told A dream I've sought both night and day For years through all the U.S.A. The star I've hitched my wagon to Is very obviously you Of thee I sing, baby Summer, autumn, winter, spring, baby You're my silver lining You're my sky of blue There's a love light shining All because of you Of thee I sing, baby You have got that certain thing, baby Shining star and inspiration Worthy of a mighty nation Of thee I sing! MARY TURNER: Of thee I sing, baby Summer, autumn, winter, spring, baby You're my silver lining You're my sky of blue There's a love light shining Just because of you ALL: All because of you Of thee I sing, baby You have got that certain thing, baby WINTERGREEN: Shining star and inspiration Worthy of a mighty nation Of thee I sing! ALL: Of thee I sing, baby Summer, autumn, winter, spring, baby Shining star and inspiration Worthy of a mighty nation Of thee I sing! ++++++++++ As recorded by ELLA FITZGERALD with Nelson Riddle & His Orch., March 18th 1959, Hollywood: From the island of Manhattan To the coast of gold, From north to south, From east to west, You are the love I love the best! You're the dreamboat In the sweetest story ever told; A dream I saw Both night and day, For years through all The USA! The star I'd hitched my wagon to Is very obvious to you! Of thee I sing, baby, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring, baby! You're my silver lining, You're my sky of blue. There's a love light shining, Just because of you! Of thee I sing, baby, You have got that certain thing, baby! Shining star and inspiration, Worthy of a mighty nation, Of thee I sing! Of thee I sing, baby, You have got that certain thing, baby! Shining star and inspiration, Worthy of a mighty nation, Of thee I sing! (Transcribed by Peter Akers - May 2012)

    


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