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Swanee (arr Holcombe)

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George Gershwin

George Gershwin (arr. Holcombe)


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Subtitle: With Optional Vocal


General Info

Year: 1919
Duration:
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Musicians Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - Unknown


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Errata

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Program Notes

Swanee is an American popular song written in 1919 by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Irving Caesar. It is most often associated with singer Al Jolson.

The song was written for a New York City revue called Demi-Tasse, which opened in October 1919 in the Capitol Theater. Caesar and Gershwin, who was then aged 20, claimed to have written the song in about ten minutes riding on a bus in Manhattan, finishing it at Gershwin's apartment. It was written partly as a parody of Stephen Foster's Old Folks at Home. It was originally used as a big production number, with 60 chorus girls dancing with electric lights in their slippers on an otherwise darkened stage.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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