stephen sondheim: songs i wish i'd written (at least in part)

last updated: october 6, 2002
added on: august 8, 2001

below is the list of songs sondheim compiled for a library of congress concert to honor his 70th birthday.


Ager, Milton "Hard Hearted Hannah, the Vamp of Savannah" (1924), lyrics by Jack Yellen, Bob Bigelow, Charles Bates.

Arlen, Harold "Blues in the Night," from "Blues in the Night" (film, 1941), lyrics by Johnny Mercer; "Buds Won't Bud," from "Hooray for What!" (1937), lyrics by E.Y. Harburg; "The Eagle and Me," from "Bloomer Girl" (1944), lyrics by E.Y. Harburg; "I Had Myself a True Love," from "St. Louis Woman" (1946), lyrics by Johnny Mercer; "I Wonder What Became of Me," from "St. Louis Woman" (1946), lyrics by Johnny Mercer.

Berlin, Irving "Let's Face the Music and Dance," from "Follow the Fleet" (film, 1936); "I Got Lost in His Arms," from "Annie Get Your Gun" (1946); "You Can't Get a Man With a Gun," from "Annie Get Your Gun" (1946).

Bernstein, Leonard "Glitter and Be Gay," from "Candide" (1956), lyrics by Richard Wilbur.

Bock, Jerry "Ice Cream," from "She Loves Me" (1963), lyrics by Sheldon Harnick; "Tell Me I Look Nice," cut from "She Loves Me" (1963), lyrics by Sheldon Harnick; "When Did I Fall in Love," from "Fiorello!" (1959), lyrics by Sheldon Harnick.

Burke, Johnny "Sad Was the Day," from "Donnybrook!" (1961).

Charlap, Moose "I'll Never Go There Anymore," from "Kelly" (1965), lyrics by Eddie Lawrence.

Coleman, Cy "The Best Is Yet to Come" (1959), lyrics by Carolyn Leigh; "The Other Side of the Tracks," from "Little Me" (1962) lyrics by Carolyn Leigh; "Real Live Girl," from "Little Me" (1962), lyrics by Carolyn Leigh; "The Rules of the Road" (1961), lyrics by Carolyn Leigh; "When in Rome (I Do as the Romans Do)" (1964), lyrics by Carolyn Leigh. Copland, Aaron (adapted by) "Golden Willow Tree," from "Old American Songs, Second Set" (1954).

Gallet, Luciano (arranged by) "Bambalala (Song of the Northern Interior) (Pernambuco)."
from audra mcdonald: happy songs: bambalele mp3. lyrics.

Gershwin, George "My Man's Gone Now," from "Porgy and Bess" (1935), lyrics by DuBose Heyward.

Guettel, Adam "The Riddle Song," from "Floyd Collins" (1994).

Henderson, Ray "Birth of the Blues," from "George White's Scandals 1926," lyrics by B.G. DeSylva and Lew Brown.

Jones, Peter "Bluellow," from "Peyton Place" (1994).

Jurmann, Walter and Kaper, Bronislau "San Francisco," from "San Francisco" (film, 1936), lyrics by Gus Kahn.

Kander, John "Home," from "70, Girls, 70" (1971), lyrics by Fred Ebb.

Karr, Harold "Silverware," from "We Take the Town" (1962), lyrics by Matt Dubey.

Kern, Jerome "I Am So Eager," from "Music in the Air" (1932), lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; "The Song Is You," from "Music in the Air" (1932), lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.

Kleban, Edward "Better" (1973).

Leonard, Michael "I'm All Smiles," from "The Yearling" (1965), lyrics by Herbert Martin.

Loesser, Frank "Make a Miracle," from "Where's Charley?" (1948).

Martin, Hugh "Ev'ry Time," from "Best Foot Forward" (1941), with Ralph Blane; "Gotta Dance," from "Look, Ma, I'm Dancin'!" (1948); "I Wanna Be Good 'n' Bad," from "Make a Wish!" (1951); "The Trolley Song," from "Meet Me in St. Louis" (film, 1944), with Ralph Blane.

Merrill, Bob "On the Farm," from "New Girl in Town" (1957).

Montsalvatge, Xavier "Cancion de Cuna Para Dormir a un Negrito (Cradle Song for a Little Black Boy)," from "Cinco Canciones Negras" (1958), lyrics by Ildefonso Pereda Valdes.

Muir, Lewis F. "Waiting for the Robert E. Lee" (1912), lyrics by L. Wolfe Gilbert.

Porter, Cole "Every Time We Say Goodbye," from "Seven Lively Arts" (1944); "Let's Be Buddies," from "Panama Hattie" (1940); "Let's Not Talk About Love," from "Let's Face It" (1941).

Rodgers, Richard "What's the Use of Wond'rin'," from "Carousel" (1945), lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; "Why Can't I," from "Spring Is Here" (1929), lyrics by Lorenz Hart.

Roy, William "Charm," from "Maggie" (1953); "What Every Woman Knows," from "Maggie" (1953).

Schwartz, Arthur "By Myself," from "Between the Devil" (1937), lyrics by Howard Dietz; "He Had Refinement," from "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" (1951), lyrics by Dorothy Fields; "There's No Holding Me," from "Park Avenue" (1946), lyrics by Ira Gershwin.

Shire, David "Travel," originally written for "Cyrano," known from "Starting Here, Starting Now" (1977), lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr.

Strouse, Charles "You've Got Possibilities," from "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman" (1966), lyrics by Lee Adams.

Styne, Jule "When the Weather's Better," from "Hallelujah, Baby!" (1967), lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.

Yeston, Maury "New Words," from "History Loves Company" (1989).


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