Love Is Sweeping The Country
Words:Ira Gershwin
Music:George Gershwin
Performed By:  Ella Fitzgerald
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Track Title:               Love Is Sweeping The Country

Album Title:               George and Ira Gershwin Songbook, disc 12
Prime Artist:              Ella Fitzgerald
Arranger:                  Nelson Riddle
Lyrics by:                 Ira Gershwin     (b. Israel Gershvin)

Music by:                  George Gershwin     (b. Jacob Gershvin)
Producer:                  Norman Granz
Orchestra:                 Nelson Riddle
From the Show:             Of Thee I Sing  1931  (S)


Lyrics:
Why are people gay
All the night and day
Feeling as they never felt before
What is the thing
That makes them sing?

Rich man, poor man, thief
Doctor, lawyer, chief
Feel a feeling that they can't ignore

It plays a part in every heart
And every heart is shouting, "Encore"

Love is sweeping the country,
Waves are hugging the shore,
All the sexes
From Maine to Texas
Have never known such love before!

See them billing and cooing
Like the birdies above
Each girl and boy alike
Sharing joy alike
Feels that passion' ll
Soon be national!

Love is sweeping the country
There never was so much love

(bridge)

See them billing and cooing
Like the birdies above
Each girl and boy alike
Sharing joy alike
Feels that passion' ll
Soon be national!

Love is sweeping the country
There never was so much love

trancribed by Todd Peach (todd@thepeaches.com)
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