Happy Birthday, Ira Gershwin, born December 6, 1896. As a lyricist, he collaborated with his younger brother, George Gershwin. Looking over the list of some of his notable songs, it’s difficult not singing the titles.

“But Not for Me”

“Embraceable You”

“How Long Has This Been Going On?”

“I Can’t Get Started”

“I Got Rhythm”

“I’ve Got a Crush on You”

“Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off”

“Love Is Here To Stay”

“My Ship” (music by Kurt Weill)

“Nice Work If You Can Get It”

“Oh, Lady Be Good”

“‘S Wonderful”

“Someone to Watch Over Me”

“Strike Up the Band”

“The Man I Love”

“The Man That Got Away”

“They All Laughed”

“They Can’t Take That Away from Me”

George and Ira Gershwin