Yip Harburg
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1896-04-08
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Yip Harburg

Yip Harburg Biography (Wikipedia)

Edgar Yipsel "Yip" Harburg (born Isidore Hochberg, Yiddish: איסידור הוכברג‎; April 8, 1896 – March 5, 1981) was an American popular song lyricist and librettist who worked with many well-known composers. He wrote the lyrics to the standards "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" (with Jay Gorney), "April in Paris", and "It's Only a Paper Moon", as well as all of the songs for the film The Wizard of Oz, including "Over the Rainbow". He was known for the social commentary of his lyrics, as well as his liberal sensibilities. He championed racial and gender equality and union politics. He also was an ardent critic of religion.

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Harold Arlen
I Could Go On Singing
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I Could Go On Singing
Jay Gorney
Brother Can You Spare A Dime (feat. Bing Crosby)
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Brother Can You Spare A Dime (feat. Bing Crosby)
Yip Harburg
Over The Rainbow 
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Over The Rainbow 
Rufus Wainwright
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (BBC Proms 2014)
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Somewhere Over the Rainbow (BBC Proms 2014)
Harold Arlen
Over the Rainbow
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Over the Rainbow

Over the Rainbow

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Nat King Cole
Its Only A Paper Moon
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Its Only A Paper Moon
Yip Harburg
Lydia The Tattooed Lady
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Lydia The Tattooed Lady
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