'The Half of it, Dearie' Blues

"'The Half of It, Dearie' Blues"
Song by Fred Astaire and Kathlene Martyn
PublishedDecember 1, 1924 (1924-12-01) Harms, Inc.[1]
Released1924 (1924)
Composer(s)George Gershwin
Lyricist(s)Ira Gershwin

"'The Half of it, Dearie' Blues" is a song composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin. It was introduced by Fred Astaire and Kathlene Martyn in the 1924 musical Lady be Good.[2]



  1. ^ Library of Congress. Copyright Office. (1924). Catalog of Copyright Entries, 1924 Musical Compositions New Series Vol 19 Part 3. United States Copyright Office. U.S. Govt. Print. Off.
  2. ^ Billman, Larry (1997). Fred Astaire - A Bio-bibliography. Connecticut: Greenwood Press. p. 57. ISBN 0-313-29010-5.