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George Gershwin
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Ira Gershwin, with Ed Sullivan.

George Gershwin (1898-1937) was an American composer of classical and popular songs. He frequently worked with his brother, Ira Gershwin (1896-1983), an American lyricist of both popular songs and show tunes. In his early days, Ira sometimes worked under the name Arthur Francis.

Songs Performed by the Muppets

Music by George Gershwin, Lyrics by Ira Gershwin

  • from Lady Be Good
"Lady Be Good"
"The Man I Love" (cut song)
  • from Oh, Kay!
"Someone to Watch Over Me"
  • from Treasure Girl
"I've Got a Crush on You"
  • from Girl Crazy
"But Not for Me"
"I Got Rhythm"
  • from Shall We Dance
"Let's Call the Whole Thing Off"
"They Can't Take That Away From Me"
  • from A Damsel in Distress
"Foggy Day"

Music by George Gershwin, Lyrics by Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward

  • from Porgy and Bess
"Summertime"
"I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'"

Music by George Gershwin, Lyrics by Irving Caesar

  • from Sinbad
"Swanee"


Songs Parodied by the Muppets

  • from Porgy and Bess
"A Woman Is a Sometime Thing" as "A Cookie Is a Sometime Food"
  • from Shall We Dance
"Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" as "Sing Your Synonyms"
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