and a refrain notated on the second and third pages:
Glide, glider, glide, Over mountain, valley and sea
Glide, glider, glide, 'Round the map,
Till we trap Ev'ry Japonee,
Glide, glider, glide,
Till the skies of Deutschland we roam
And when the job is done,
Then glide me, Little One,
Back to Home, Sweet, Home!
3 pages, folio (c.31.5 x 23.5cm), "Chappell Prof" paper, two bifolia joined together with transparent adhesive tape, with a typescript of the lyrics on a sheet taped down on the back of the first page of music, no place or date, [c.1943], the tape rather discoloured
2) Collection of autograph lyrics of three songs, 'Maiden Fair (Nicky, Chloe & Girl Singers)', 'So in Love' [from Kiss Me Kate] and 'I Sleep Easier Now (Juno)', written in pencil, 5 pages, 4to (c.27.5 x 22cm), ruled note-paper, 4 October 1950
3) Scribal manuscript of the song 'When the Hen Stops Laying', INSCRIBED BY PORTER: "LEAVE IT TO ME", written in pencil on three three-stave systems per page, including the verse for Dolly "Ev'ry time I ask 'Do you love me?'" and the refrain for Buck "When the hen stops laying" (annotated at the head "Clear all wires"), 7 pages, folio, 12-stave paper, the verse refrain written on separate bifolios, [c.1938]
5 items, fitted green folding case, gilt lettered
Glide, glider, glide was a war-time song not related to any musical. It was published by Chappell in New York in 1943, illustrated with a picture of an U.S. Army glider. Copies appear to be scarce even in American libraries, and none are traced in the U.K. Porter responded to war-time patriotism with another song displaying this optimistic tone: "Sailors of the Sky".
The autograph song-lyrics in this collection were written for famous Broadway musicals: 'So in Love' for Kiss Me Kate (1948), 'Maiden Fair' and 'I Sleep Easier Now' for Out of This World (1950). The song 'When the Hen Stops Laying' was written for Leave it to Me (1938), but was dropped for the production at Boston and replaced by 'When All's Said and Done'; it was revived for a staging in New York in 2001.
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