Oh, Lady Be Good

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composition date
1923
genre
Show
songwriter(s)
George Gershwin
Ira Gershwin

Nobody's business

Astaire didn’t sing the song in Lady, Be Good!, Walter Catlett sang it. Fred recalled in his autobiography, “Walter was a funny man, and, like a lot of comedians, even his voice was funny—in fact, it was terrible. And what he did to ‘Lady, Be Good!’ was nobody’s business.” Fred did record the song and it was long associated with him.

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