A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody

Album: Great American Composers (1919)


  • When Barry Manilow presented a program about Irving Berlin for BBC Radio in 2011 - part of a series on American songwriters - he said of this song that the man himself didn't think much of it, but Manilow hastened to disagree.

    The song was used in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1919, which was one of a series of revues - revues were very popular at this time.
  • Written in 4/4 time, although the song was published by Irving Berlin Inc at the time, the sheet music and the song itself is in the public domain in the United States.

    Although it has been widely recorded, it is far from one of Berlin's best. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2


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