Along came Ruth / words and music by Irving Berlin
Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989. “Along came Ruth / words and music by Irving Berlin.” Digital Gallery. BGSU University Libraries, 16 June 2020, digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/item/31359. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.
|Title||Along came Ruth / words and music by Irving Berlin|
|Subject||Rochester, Claire -- Portraits|
|Names, Personal -- Songs and music|
|Musicals -- Excerpts -- Vocal scores with piano|
|Description||For voice and piano|
|Cover design by John Frew|
|"Successfully introduced by Claire Rochester"--Cover on cop.1 photo of couple on cover of cop.2|
|Creator||Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989|
|Source||Sheet Music Collection; Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives; University Libraries; Bowling Green State University|
|Publisher||New York : Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co.|
|Contributor||Frew, John. Illustrator.|
|Savage, Henry W., 1859-1927. Producer.|
|Alternative Title||Along came Ruth (Musical)|
VERSE 01: I had girls by the score/Yes, a hundred or more/Each one as nice as could be./It was hard to decide/Which I’d want for my bride/They all looked lovely to me./While I was trying to choose one/I met a wonderful girl,/She came tripping along/Like a beautiful song/Setting my brain in a whirl.
CHORUS: I was growing very fond of Molly/When along came Ruth, along came Ruth,/I thought an awful lot of Dolly/When Ruth came along,/My head began to “Merrygoround”,/I almost married Polly,/I was making love to May/When along came Ruth,/And to tell the truth,/She stole my heart away.
VERSE 02: There’s a right little girl/With the right little curl/For ev’ry right little boy/When she comes you’ll forget/All the others you’ve met./Sorrow will turn into joy./She doesn’t have to be pretty,/She doesn’t have to be wise,/When she comes you will find/Tho’ they say love is blind/She’ll make you open your eyes.
|Original Format||1 score (5 pages) 35 cm|