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Noël Coward : the complete lyrics / edited and annotated by Barry Day.

Coward, Noel, 1899-1973 (Author). Day, Barry. (Added Author). Coward, Noel, Bitter-sweet. If love were all. 1899-1973 (Added Author). Coward, Noel, Bitter-sweet. If you could only come with me. 1899-1973 (Added Author). Coward, Noel, Bitter-sweet. I'll see you again. 1899-1973 (Added Author). Coward, Noel, Bitter-sweet. Kiss me. 1899-1973 (Added Author). Coward, Noel, Bitter-sweet. Zigeuner. 1899-1973 (Added Author). Coward, Noel, Cochran's 1931 revue. Any little fish. 1899-1973 (Added Author). Coward, Noel, Conversation piece. Charming, charming. 1899-1973 (Added Author). Coward, Noel, Conversation piece. I'll follow my secret heart. 1899-1973 (Added Author). Coward, Noel, Conversation piece. Melanie's aria. 1899-1973 (Added Author). Coward, Noel, Conversation piece. Nevermore. 1899-1973 (Added Author). Coward, Noel, London calling. Parisian Pierrot. 1899-1973 (Added Author). Coward, Noel, On with the dance. Poor little rich girl. 1899-1973 (Added Author). Coward, Noel, Operette. Countess Mitzi. 1899-1973 (Added Author). Coward, Noel, Operette. Dearest love. 1899-1973 (Added Author). Coward, Noel, Operette. Where are the songs we sung? 1899-1973 (Added Author). Coward, Noel, Pacific 1860. Bright was the day. 1899-1973 (Added Author). Coward, Noel, Pacific 1860. One, two, three. 1899-1973 (Added Author). Coward, Noel, Pacific 1860. This is a changing world. 1899-1973 (Added Author). Coward, Noel, Sail away. When you want me. 1899-1973 (Added Author). Coward, Noel, This year of grace. Dance, little lady. 1899-1973 (Added Author). Coward, Noel, This year of grace. Mary make-believe. 1899-1973 (Added Author). Coward, Noel, This year of grace. Room with a view. 1899-1973 (Added Author). Coward, Noel, This year of grace. World weary. 1899-1973 (Added Author). Coward, Noel, Words and music. Let's say good-bye. 1899-1973 (Added Author). Coward, Noel, Words and music. Mad dogs and Englishmen. 1899-1973 (Added Author). Coward, Noel, Words and music. Party's over now. 1899-1973 (Added Author). Coward, Noel, Words and music. Something to do with spring. 1899-1973 (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 0879518960
  • ISBN: 9780879518967
  • Physical Description: 367 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 30 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, 1998.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 359) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: After dinner music -- Alas, the time is past -- Alice is at it again (Sweet Alice) -- All my life ago (After the ball) -- All my life ago (Pacific 1860) -- All the fun of the farm -- All things bright and beautiful -- Always be nice to father -- Always be nice to the gentlemen -- Anna the auctioneer -- Any little fish -- As long as you love me a little -- Baby's bottle -- Back to nature -- Ballet announcement -- Bar on the Piccola Marina, a -- Baseball rag, the -- Beatnik love affair -- Bertha from Balham -- Bertie from the Bath Club -- Blue lanterns -- Bonne nuit, merci -- Bright was the day -- Bright young people -- Britannia rules the waves -- Bronxville Darby and Joan (Dear old couple) -- Bubble -- Bunch, bunch -- Burchells of Battersea Rise, the -- Bygone days -- Caballero (A Spanish fantasy) -- Call of life, the -- Carrie (was a careful girl) -- Champagne -- Charming, charming -- Chase me, Charlie -- Chauve-souris -- Children of the Ritz -- Choirboys' song -- Church parade -- Cinderella song -- City -- Clear bright morning -- Co-communists, the -- Co-octogenerians, the -- Cocktail chorus -- Coconut girl, the -- Come a little closer -- Come back to the island -- Come be my true love -- Come the wild, wild weather -- Come to me -- Coronation chorale (It's all so wonderful) -- Corsets -- Cosmopolitan lady -- Could you please oblige us with a Bren Gun? -- Couldn't we keep on dancing? -- Countess Mitzi -- Créme de la créme -- Crissa (Chrissa) -- Cross your heart -- Curt, clear and concise -- Customer's always right, the -- Cycling home -- Damn good show -- Dance, little lady -- Dear friends, forgive me, pray -- Dear little soldiers -- Dear Madame Salvador -- Dearest love -- Debutantes, the -- Deep in the heart of Texas -- Devon -- Devon (1951) -- Don't let Father see the frescoes -- Don't let's be beastly to the Germans -- Don't make fun of the fair -- Don't take our Charlie for the Army -- Don't turn away from love -- Down with the whole darn lot! -- Dream girl -- Dream is over, the -- Dream your dream again -- Dreams -- Drinking song (Here's a toast) -- Duke of York's -- Eeeny, meeny, miny, mo -- Eldorado -- Elizabeth May -- English lesson, the -- English lido -- Even clergymen are naughty -- Evening in summer -- Evermore and a day -- Everybody says that I'm a chatterbox (I mustn't say that) -- Everybody's jazzing mad -- Fairyland -- Family dirge -- Family grace -- Faraway land -- Farewell song -- First love -- Follow a star -- Foolish virgins (1931) -- Foolish virgins -- Footmen quartette -- For you I'm pining -- Forbidden fruit (It's the peach) -- Fortune telling duet (I'd like to see you try) -- Fragonard impression, a -- Free speech -- French song (Paris est toi) -- Fresh as a daisy -- Fumfumbolo -- Get out those old records -- Ginger up -- Gipsy melody -- Girls I am leaving in England -- Girl with the dull brown eye, the -- Girls of the C.I.V., the -- Give me the Kingston by-pass -- Go, I beg you, go -- Go slow, Johnny -- Goldeneye calypso -- Gondola on the Rhine, the -- Good evening, Lady Windermere -- Goodbye, old friend -- Green carnation (We all wore a) -- Half-caste woman -- Hall of fame, the -- Has anybody seen our ship? -- He never did that to me -- Hearts and flowers -- Heavenly moment -- Here and now -- Here in the summertime -- Hey, nonny no -- His Excellency regrets -- Home -- Home again -- Home sweet heaven -- Housemaid's knees -- How do you do, middle age? -- I always wanted to be true to you -- I am no good at love -- I can't think -- I dreamed you -- I gave my heart away -- I knew that you would be my love -- I like America -- I live in a world of my own -- I love my babies best -- I mustn't say that -- I never know -- I offer you my heart -- I remember -- I saw no shadow -- I take the high road -- I take to you -- I travel alone -- I want a man about the house -- I wanted to show you Paris -- I wish I wasn't quite such a big girl -- I wonder what happened to him? (Indian Army officer) -- I'd like to see you try -- I'd never never know -- I'll follow my secret heart -- I'll remember her -- I'll see you again -- I'm a lonely man -- I'm a spy -- I'm not a fool as a rule -- I'm not that kind of girl! (Dancing duet) -- I'm old fashioned -- (I'm) So in love -- I've been invited to a party -- I've been to a marvellous party (I went to a marvellous party) -- If I were a man -- If love were all -- If only a girl could be sure -- If only Mrs. Applejohn were here -- If we'd met -- If you could only come with me -- Imagine the Duchess's feelings -- In a boat, on a lake, with my darling -- Invitation to the waltz -- Irish song (Rosie O'Grady) -- Is she happy? -- Island of Bollamazoo -- Isn't there any little thing? -- It doesn't matter how old you are -- It isn't what you do -- It was horrid -- It's always the man that's pursued -- It's only me -- Japanese love song -- Japanese spies -- Je t'aime -- Jessie Hooper -- Josephine -- Journée heureuse -- Journey's end (Announcement) -- Just people -- Ka tahua -- Kiss me -- Kleine pupchen (Journey's end) -- Ladies of the town -- Lady -- Lady from Vienna -- Lady Windermere's aria -- Ladybird -- Land, sea and air -- Last dance, the -- Last Wednesday on the Piazza -- Later than spring -- Let my dreams return -- Let's be sincere -- Let's do it -- Let's fly away -- Let's have one more try -- Let's live dangerously -- Let's say goodbye -- Letter song -- Lido beach, the -- Life in the morning -- Life without love -- Light is the heart -- Lilac time -- Lilies of the valley -- Listen to me -- Little bundle of dreams -- Little café (Dear little café) -- Little French lady -- Little girl -- Little lacquer lady -- Little ones' ABC -- Little slut of six (After dinner music) -- Little women -- London at night -- London is a little bit of all right -- London pride -- Lonely -- Long ago -- Long live the Bourgeoisie -- Long live the King (If he can) -- Lorelei -- Louisa -- Louise -- Love a little -- Love and war (Journey's end) -- Love, life and laughter --
Mad about the boy -- Mad about you (I'm) -- Mad dogs and Englishmen -- Madeleine -- Maggie -- Make way for their Excellencies -- Marriage is a fatal curse -- Marriage is the game for me -- Mary make-believe -- Matador -- Matelot -- Maudie (Everything's closing down) -- Maudie Golightly -- May I have the pleasure? -- Melanie's aria -- Même les anges -- Memories -- Men about town -- Merry wives of Windsor, the -- Mexico -- Midnight matinée -- Mirabelle waltz (Love of my dreams) -- Miss Mouse -- Morganatic love (If you will be my morganatic wife) -- Most of every day -- Mother and daughter -- Mother's complaint -- Mother's lament -- Mothers and wives -- Mr. Hopper's chanty -- Mrs. 'Arris -- Mrs. Lowborough-Goodby -- Mrs. Worthington (Don't put your daughter on the stage) -- Music box -- Musical memories -- My dear Miss Dale -- My (shady) family tree -- My horse has cast a shoe -- My kind of man -- Never again -- Nevermore -- Nina -- Nineteen hundred and six -- Ninety minutes is a long, long time -- No more -- Nothing can last for ever -- Now I'm a widow -- Office hours -- Officers' chorus -- Oh, baby -- Oh, Mr. Kaiser -- Oh, what a century it's been -- Oh, what a season this has been -- Old Scottish air -- Old story -- One fine day -- One fine day (Tamaran) -- One, two, three -- Opening chorus (Cochran's 1931 Revue) -- Opening chorus (Operette) -- Opening chorus (This year of grace) -- Operette -- Other girls -- Over the hill -- Paddy McNeil and his automobile -- Park your fanny blues -- Parisian Pierrot -- Parting of the ways, the -- Party's going with a swing, the -- Party's over now, the -- Passenger's always right, the -- Patterson, Pennsylvania -- Planters' wives -- Play, orchestra, play -- Play the game -- Pom-pom -- Poor lady in the throes of love -- Poor little rich girl -- Portrait of a lady -- Prenez garde, Lisette -- Pretty little bridesmaids -- Pretty white dove (Little white dove) -- Princes and princesses -- Prologue, Act 1 (Operette) -- Prologue, Act 2 (Operette) -- Prologue, Act 1 (Conversation piece) -- Prologue, Act 2 (Conversation piece) -- Put not your trust in princes -- Put out my shooting-suit, Waters -- Raspberry time in Runcorn, opening chorus -- Regency rakes -- Ribbon in her hair, a -- Room with a view, a -- Roses have made me remember, the -- Rug of Persia -- Russian blues -- Saggy boo, the -- Sail away (Ace of clubs) -- Sail away (Sail away) -- Satsiama -- Saturday night -- Saturday night at the rose and crown -- Sentiment -- Shake your feet -- She shall have music -- She was a good girl then -- Siberia -- Sigh no more -- Silken cord, the -- Sing for joy -- Sir or Ma'am -- Society, the -- Soliloquies -- Someday I'll find you -- Something about a sailor -- Something on a tray -- Something to do with spring -- Something very strange -- Sometimes when I'm weary -- Song of the rice grove -- Spanish grandee -- Specially for you -- Spinning song, the -- Spinsters' quartette -- Spinster quartette -- Stately homes of England, the -- Stay on the side of the angels -- Story of Peter Pan, the -- Suburbia -- Sun, the moon, and you, the -- Sunday afternoons -- Sunshine Susie -- Sweet day -- Swing song -- Taking after dear old Dad -- Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay -- Tamaran -- Tamarisk town -- Te quiero (Journey's end) -- Teach me to dance like Grandma -- Tell me if you knew -- Tell me, what is love? -- Temperamental honeymoon -- That girl's you -- That is the end of the news -- That is the time to go -- That was before your day -- That wonderful melody -- That'll be very useful later on -- Then -- There are bad times just around the corner -- There are good times coming -- There have been songs in England -- There may be days -- There was once a little village by the sea -- There will always be -- There's a pixie in my garden -- There's always something fishy about the French -- There's life in the old girl yet -- There's life-- -- There's no more to say -- This could be true -- This is a changing world -- This is a night for lovers -- This is the night -- This moment -- This time it's true love -- This year, next year -- This year of Grace! (Finale) -- This year of grace! (American finale) -- Three juvenile delinquents -- Three theatrical dames -- Three white feathers -- Time and again -- Time gentlemen, please -- Time will tell -- Tit willow -- Together with music -- Tokay -- Top of the morning -- Touch of a woman's hand, the -- Touring day -- Travel in a train with me -- Try to learn to love -- Twentieth century blues -- Twilight -- Uncle Harry -- Ursuline -- Useless useful phrases -- Vicarage dance, the -- Violet seller's song -- Violets -- Wait a bit, Joe -- Wait for me -- Waiting in a queue -- Waiting in the wings -- Walla walla boola, the -- Waltzing -- Water lily pond, the -- We are living in a changing world -- We live our lives in city streets -- We must all be very kind to Aunt Jessie -- We were dancing -- We'll always sigh -- We've got the country at the corner of the street -- Weary of it all (I'm so ) -- Wedding toast -- Welcome to Pootzie Van Doyle -- What a saucy girl -- What can it mean (Mrs. Erlynne's aria) -- What has happened to Charles -- What ho, Mrs. Brisket -- What is to become of the children? -- What love means to girls like me -- What's going to happen to the tots? -- What's the matter with a nice beef stew? -- When did you first discover you were different? -- When foreign princes come to visit us -- When my ship comes home -- When the journey's over -- When we were girls together -- When women come into their own -- When you come home on leave -- When you want me -- Where are the songs we sung? -- Where shall I find him? -- Why am I always alone? -- Why do the wrong people travel? -- Why does love get in the way? -- Why is it the woman who pays? -- Why must the show go on? -- Wife of an acrobat, the -- Willy -- Woman of the world -- World weary -- Would you like to stick a pin in my balloon? -- Yasni koskolai (Carpathian national anthem) -- Yodelling song (Journey's end) -- You and I -- You and you alone -- You were there -- You're a long, long way from America -- You're the top -- You've gone away -- You've got a little piece of love in your heart -- Younger generation -- Zigeuner.
Summary, etc.: "Playwright, actor, composer, poet, painter and songwriter, Noel Coward was perhaps the most complete entertainer the twentieth century - or any other - produced. But with his sophisticated manner and his clipped wit he became something more ... an icon of his times, the embodiment of "cool" before the term was ever thought of. On the centenary of his birth, amid the revival of his complete works, it is time to take stock of Coward the songwriter. For sixty years he produced a steady stream of words and music that was both lyrical and literate, romantic and satirical. Arguably only Cole Porter matched his reach and range. "I'll See You Again," "Some Day I'll Find You," "Mad Dogs and Englishmen," "A Room With A View," Don't Put Your Daughter On The Stage, Mrs. Worthington," "I'll Follow My Secret Heart," "I Went To A Marvellous Party," "London Pride" ... all the Coward classics are here, arranged chronologically show by show. But editor Barry Day - with the cooperation of the Coward Estate - has researched Coward's personal archives as well as other sources to compile 500 songs - over 200 more than the original 1965 volume. None of them have been published and most are totally unknown. Among them are songs from his unrecorded collaboration with Jerome Kern ... four unfinished musicals ... numbers dropped from shows ... and additional verses for well known favorites. The Complete Lyrics are lavishly illustrated throughout with more than 280 photographs of people and productions - many from his personal albums - as well as program covers, sheet music and Coward's own handwritten manuscripts. Barry Day's text, augmented by Coward's own comments, set the songs in the context of their times."--Jacket.
Subject: Songs > Texts.
Musicals > Excerpts > Librettos.
Revues > Excerpts > Librettos.
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