Look for the Silver Lining

Look for the Silver Lining is a 1916 song composed by Jerome Kern with lyrics by Buddy DeSylva, which today is counted to the Great American Songbook. The best-known recordings are those of Judy Garland ( 1946) and Chet Baker ( 1954).

Core composed the piece in 1916 originally for the show Zip Goes A Million, but flopped. With new Lyrics of DaSilva already identified at the time as one of the most talented poetry generator of Tin Pan Alley, the song for the musical Sally was reused, which was founded in 1920, produced by Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr., premiered at New York's Princess Theatre. With Marilyn Miller in the title role of the play to date largest success of a Broadway musical and Look for the Silver Lining to a hugely popular song was.

Judy Garland sang Look for the Silver Lining 1946 in Till the Clouds Roll By, a free adaptation of core life, in the role of Marilyn Miller ( the scene was filmed at their specific request of her then-husband Vincente Minnelli ). In the following years, the song was also a jazz standard, in particular the 1954 recorded by Chet Baker version appeared influential on the performance practice.

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