A Cup Of Coffee, A Sandwich And You

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  • In Lullaby Of Broadway, the daughter of Al Dubin says her father's inspiration for this song was the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam which contains what she calls the classic line "A loaf of bread, a jug of wine and thou..." The lyrics were co-written by Billy Rose, who found Joseph Meyer to compose the music. It was sung by Gertrude Lawrence and Jack Buchanan in Charlot's Revue.
  • In The Jazz Age, Arnold Shaw says Dubin had been a published lyricist for fifteen years before he scored with this song. Though it has a certain novelty value, it remains to be seen how many women would be happy taking third place behind a beverage and a quick snack. >>
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    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2
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