Saturday, November 7, 2009

Groucho and Lydia

Proof that great songwriting is timeless: Lydia the Tatooed Lady, written by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg.

Harburg and Arlen are most famous for writing The Wizard of Oz score - but I love Groucho doing this lyrical masterpiece.

And I love that Harburg's nickname, "Yipsel," is yiddish for squirrel. Read more at the Songwriters Hall of Fame website. Enjoy this:

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