A comprehensive collection of the Bard’s lyrics will be published later this month. It will consist of about 1,000 pages and weigh 13.5 pounds. That’s heavy, man.
Jewish lyricist E. Y. Harburg created both the tragic ‘Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?’ and the idealistic ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow.’
Grew up singing this and so have my kids. Dana Dana was written for the Aaron Zeitlin stage production Esterke (1940—41), music composed by Sholom Secunda. Lyrics, score, parts available in the Yiddish Theater Digital Archives