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Yip Harburg

Data de nascimento: 8. Abril 1896
Data de falecimento: 5. Março 1981

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Edgar Yipsel "Yip" Harburg 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?" , "April in Paris", and "It's Only a Paper Moon", as well as all of the songs in 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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„No matter how much I probe and prod,
I cannot quite believe in God“

—  Yip Harburg
Context: No matter how much I probe and prod, I cannot quite believe in God; But oh, I hope to God that He Unswervingly believes in me. "Agnostic".

„Lives of great men all remind us greatness takes no easy way.
All the heroes of tomorrow are the heretics of today.“

—  Yip Harburg
Context: Lives of great men all remind us greatness takes no easy way. All the heroes of tomorrow are the heretics of today. Socrates and Galileo, John Brown, Thoreau, Christ, and Debs Heard the night cry down with traitors, and the dawn shout "Up the reds!" As quoted in "A Tribute to Yip Harburg: The Man Who Put the Rainbow in the Wizard of Oz" at Democracy Now (25 November 2004) http://www.democracynow.org/2004/11/25/a_tribute_to_yip_harburg_the.

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„You gotta rock that rainbow while you still got your youth!
Oh! Ain't it the solid truth?“

—  Yip Harburg
Context: Life is short, short, brother! Ain't it the truth? And there is no other Ain't it the truth? You gotta rock that rainbow while you still got your youth! Oh! Ain't it the solid truth? "Ain't It the Truth" originally written for Cabin in the Sky (1943), but pulled from the show, and later included in Jamaica (1957) - Lena Horne version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMSyXuvNpeM

„How are things in Glocca Morra?“

—  Yip Harburg
Context: How are things in Glocca Morra? Is that little brook still leaping there? Does it still run down to Donny cove? Through Killybegs, Kilkerry and Kildare? "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?" - Petula Clark version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhnNQ6XXUKI

„I am a rebel by birth. … I contest anything that is unjust, that causes suffering in humanity.“

—  Yip Harburg
Context: I am a rebel by birth. … I contest anything that is unjust, that causes suffering in humanity. My feelings about that are so strong, I don't think I could live with myself if I weren't honest. "Yip Harburg: Secular Songwriter" by Dan Barker in Freethought Today Vol. 22, No. 3 (April 2005) http://archive.is/20120711052246/http://ffrf.org/fttoday/2005/april/barker.php

„I hope to God that He
Unswervingly believes in me.“

—  Yip Harburg
Context: No matter how much I probe and prod, I cannot quite believe in God; But oh, I hope to God that He Unswervingly believes in me. "Agnostic".

„My heart's prepared for aching
The moment you take wing.
But not, my friend, for breaking
While there's another spring.“

—  Yip Harburg
Context: My heart is like the willow That bends, but never breaks. It sighs when summer jilts her, It sings when April wakes. So you, who come a-smiling With summer in your eyes, Think not that your beguiling Will take me by surprise. My heart's prepared for aching The moment you take wing. But not, my friend, for breaking While there's another spring. "Irreverent Heart"

„And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true.“

—  Yip Harburg
Context: Somewhere over the rainbow, Way up high There's a land that I heard of Once in a lullaby. Somewhere over the rainbow Skies are blue And the dreams that you dare to dream Really do come true. "Over the Rainbow" in The Wizard of Oz (1939) - Judy Garland version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSZxmZmBfnU

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„Life is short, short, brother!
Ain't it the truth?“

—  Yip Harburg
Context: Life is short, short, brother! Ain't it the truth? And there is no other Ain't it the truth? You gotta rock that rainbow while you still got your youth! Oh! Ain't it the solid truth? "Ain't It the Truth" originally written for Cabin in the Sky (1943), but pulled from the show, and later included in Jamaica (1957) - Lena Horne version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMSyXuvNpeM

„Look, look, look to the rainbow
Follow it over the hill and stream
Look, look, look to the rainbow
Follow the fellow who follows a dream.“

—  Yip Harburg
Context: On the day I was born, Said my father, said he I've an elegant legacy waiting for ye. Tis a rhyme for your lips And a song for your heart To sing it whenever the world falls apart. Look, look, look to the rainbow Follow it over the hill and stream Look, look, look to the rainbow Follow the fellow who follows a dream. "Look to the Rainbow", in Finian's Rainbow (1946) - Petula Clark version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGLbbg_E6Sg

„Whom can I run to
What have you done to
My heart...“

—  Yip Harburg
Context: I never knew the charm of spring Never met it face to face I never knew my heart could sing Never missed a warm embrace 'Til April in Paris. Whom can I run to What have you done to My heart... "April in Paris" (1932) - Sarah Vaughan & Ella Fitzgerald renditions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO8Mco70sWg - Doris Day version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StUurOG9h34

„Hold onto your breath
Hold onto your heart
Hold onto your hope“

—  Yip Harburg
Context: You’re out of the woods You’re out of the dark You’re out of the night Step into the sun, step into the light, Keep straight ahead For the most glorious place On the Face of the Earth Or the sky. Hold onto your breath Hold onto your heart Hold onto your hope, March up to the gate And bid it open. "Optimistic Voices".

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„You’re out of the woods
You’re out of the dark
You’re out of the night
Step into the sun, step into the light“

—  Yip Harburg
Context: You’re out of the woods You’re out of the dark You’re out of the night Step into the sun, step into the light, Keep straight ahead For the most glorious place On the Face of the Earth Or the sky. Hold onto your breath Hold onto your heart Hold onto your hope, March up to the gate And bid it open. "Optimistic Voices".

„Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly.
Birds fly over the rainbow,
Why then, oh why can't I?“

—  Yip Harburg
Context: Some day I'll wish upon a star And wake up where the clouds are far behind me Where troubles melt like lemondrops Away above the chimney tops, That's where you'll find me. Somewhere over the rainbow Bluebirds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow, Why then, oh why can't I? '"Over the Rainbow" in The Wizard of Oz (1939).

„Somewhere over the rainbow,
Way up high
There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby.“

—  Yip Harburg
Context: Somewhere over the rainbow, Way up high There's a land that I heard of Once in a lullaby. Somewhere over the rainbow Skies are blue And the dreams that you dare to dream Really do come true. "Over the Rainbow" in The Wizard of Oz (1939) - Judy Garland version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSZxmZmBfnU

„Without your love
It's a honky-tonk parade
Without your love
It's a melody played in a penny arcade.“

—  Yip Harburg
Context: Without your love It's a honky-tonk parade Without your love It's a melody played in a penny arcade. It's a Barnum and Bailey world Just as phony as it can be But it wouldn't be make-believe If you believed in me. "It's Only a Paper Moon" (1933) (co-written with Billy Rose).

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