Prime Artist: Ira Gershwin (b. Israel Gershvin)
Lyrics by: Arthur Francis (pseudonym for Ira Gershwin)
Lyrics by: Lou Paley
Lyrics by: Ira Gershwin (b. Israel Gershvin)
Music by: George Gershwin (b. Jacob Gershvin)
Music written in 1918 by George for song titled "A Corner Of Heaven With
You"-Lyrics by Lou Paley and Ira Gershwin. In 1923 using the same tune,
changed title, and lyrics to The Hurdy-Gurdy Man.
If you've wondered where the good songs go
After they've had their day,
You'll be glad to meet a man I know,
Wrinkled and old and gray.
He collects the tunes that time has thrown aside-
Puts them under lock and key;
For a penny he is glad to set them free.
When the hurdy-gurdy man is here,
There's a magic in the atmosphere
That seems to drive away
All the cares of the day.
As he ambles up and down the street,
All the kids begin to move their feet;
No music can compete with the hurdy-gurdy.
All his melodies are spun of gold-
Tender recollections they unfold;
He'll bring you joy untold.
Follow him when you can,
For while he's grinding, you're finding
The daydreams of old
In the sentimental melodies of the hurdy-gurdy man.
Contributed by Carlene Bogle