June Emerson Wind Music
Got a Question? Call +44 (0)1439 788324


(0 reviews)  
Printed Edition
Composer:Gershwin, George (1898-1937)
Instrumentation:2vn. va. vc.
Publisher Ref:B&D10109s

Price: £3.95
Arranger:Thorp, Bill
Series Title:Classic String Quartet Collection
Publisher:Broadbent & Dunn
ISBN:none specified
Here with an introduction that looks like a (slightly rickety) staircase, this song was included in 'George White's Scandals of 1922' at the Globe Theatre, New York, conducted by Paul Whiteman, for whom Gershwin was two years later to write 'Rhapsody in Blue'. The song's dancing theme prompted the arranger to dedicate his version to Fred Astaire he also originally marked it to be played 'horticulturally', an exotic instruction whose only justification seems to be a line from the songs second verse, wherein appears the exhortation 'Get busy....Lizzy', though it has been suggested that the chorus lyric 'I've got the blues' originally read 'I've got the pinks'. The 'fair' mentioned in the following line is thought to be the celebrated one held at the Paradise Gardens, Berghald, Switzerland....

Delivery Details

We endeavour to dispatch all orders which are in stock on the day the order has been placed. If you need delivery by a certain time please state this clearly on your order and we will do our best to oblige.

For Royal Mail Special Delivery, Airmail (Signed For) and Courier shipments, a signature may be required upon delivery to your address. You are responsible for your order once the package arrives at the supplied delivery address. We cannot be held responsible if the package(s) goes missing once delivered. If any goods are received faulty or damaged on receipt, you must notify us within 7 days of receiving them (via email or telephone) quoting your order reference. We cannot be held responsible for goods that do not arrive with the customer due to errors made by the customer when entering their address details. Please ensure that you check all your details before confirming your order. For more information on deliveries, please click here.


There have been no reviews yet.

Unrivalled Selection of Music

We offer a truly comprehensive selection of wind music online, with well over 65,000 titles listed, most of which are in stock and ready for immediate despatch.

We also stock a large range of theory and aural resources and specialist books.

First Class Service

We are absolutely committed to providing a first class service to musicians worldwide.

If you’re looking for a piece of music that isn’t listed on our website, we will do whatever we can to find it for you, no matter how long it takes.

VAT No: 172 1180 92 GB
EORI No: GB172118092000

Knowledgeable, Friendly, Helpful

We are a friendly, helpful team of people with lots of specialist knowledge.

For advice and information, contact us on +44(0)1439 788324 Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) between 9am and 5pm (GMT).