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Thread #81374   Message #1490131
Posted By: Joe Offer
21-May-05 - 01:52 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: You're Just in Love (Irving Berlin)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: duet from 'Call me Madam'
For the record - "You're Just in Love", written by Irving Berlin, was published in 1950. It was sung by Ethel Merman and Russell Nype in the musical Call Me Madam. The lyrics George posted appear to be exactly correct - I found the same lyrics in Reading Lyrics, by Gottlieb and Kimball.

Now, tell me this - is there a name for this type of song, and are there other examples? I thought Frank Loesser's "Fugue for Tinhorns" from Gus and Dolls was, but it isn't - "Fugue" is layered, like a fugue (DUH!). "You're Just in Love" has a distinct counter melody, with completely different lyrics. The only other example I ccan thing of is "It's All for the Best" from Godspell. Are there others - and are there any that would be considered "traditional"? And, most importantly, what do you call this sort of song?

-Joe Offer-