For Me and My Gal
Words: E. Leslie, E. R. Goetz
Music: George W. Meyer
Arr: Merv Rowley & Ruth Randle, 2013
began his career as a business accountant in New York
City, where he became interested in the musical output
of Tin Pan Alley. Seeking better income, he first taught
himself how to play the piano, and then studied music
began in 1912, with little success, but later improved
with If You Were the Only Girl in the World, and
a few others. Finally,
in 1917 during WWI, a period of fading Ragtime music and
slapstick Vaudeville comedy,
he paired up with lyricists Leslie and Goetz to
write For Me and My Gal, a tune with bouncy
rhythm and tender lyrics about plans for a wedding.
The music was an instant hit, with acclaims by
rivals and friends alike.
will enjoy the simple, yet bouncy and rhythmic chord
harmony of this tune, an early example of a new style,
in America's new trend in harmonious music. Play it with
a little "swing" rhythm, as you hear it in
the MIDI file.
1942, a new movie was written based upon a true life
experience of two young dancers seeking employment at
the New York Palace Theater back in 1917.
For the lead roles, Judy Garland and Gene Kelly
were hired, with this 59-year old tune as theme and
appear in the link below.
Your 1-3-5 Team
For Me and My Gal.pdf
For Me and My Gal.tef
For Me and My Gal.mid
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