Mudcat Café message #22399 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4175   Message #22399
Posted By: Joe Offer
26-Feb-98 - 07:03 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/chords: Summertime (Gershwin)
Subject: RE: Summertime
Hi - the best place to go for the "old standards" is Rabid Squirrel's Jazz Archive. Check our links page, and you'll find other good sources for pop lyrics. "Summertime" is at Rabid Squirrel, fer sure.
It's from "Porgy and Bess," and I knew the tune was by George Gershwin. I assumed the lyrics were by his brother Ira, but I was wrong. Ira wrote syrics for some of the songs for the show, but this one was by DuBose Heyward. I don't know anything else about Heyward, other than that he wrote most of the lyrics for this one show.
-Joe Offer-