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Arlen tunes everyone knows

The music of Harold Arlen is some of the more instantly recognizable and frequently sung in American history. During his career, Arlen worked with several different lyricists, which actor John Fredo called "mini-marriages."

The following is a sampling of the more than 300 songs that resulted from those collaborations:

With Ted Koehler:

"Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea"

"Stormy Weather"

"Get Happy"

"I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues"

"I've Got the World on a String"

"Let's Fall in Love"
With Johnny Mercer:

"One for My Baby"

"Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive"

"Blues in the Night"

"Hit the Road to Dreamland"

"That Old Black Magic"

"Come Rain or Come Shine"
With Truman Capote:

"A Sleepin' Bee"

"House of Flowers"
With E.Y. "Yip" Harburg

"Over the Rainbow"

"We're off to See the Wizard"

"It's Only a Paper Moon"

"Lydia the Tattooed Lady"

"Last Night When We Were Young"
With Ira Gershwin

"The Man That Got Away"

"Let's Take a Walk Around the Block"

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