Irving Caesar (4 July 1895 – 18 December 1996), originally known as Isidor Caesar, was a prominent Jewish-American lyricist and theater composer who wrote lyrics for "Swanee," "Sometimes I'm Happy," "Crazy Rhythm," and "Tea for Two," one of the most frequently recorded tunes ever written.
How I love you, how I love you,
My dear ol' Swanee!
I'd give the world to be
Among the folks in
- "Swanee" (1919)
- Picture you upon my knee,
Just tea for two and two for tea
- "Tea For Two" (1925)
- Sometimes I'm happy
sometimes I'm blue
depends on you.
- "Sometimes I'm Happy"
- I see the Flowers free,
And a little bird singing on a tree.
It sings to me the whole day long,
And I love to hear it's pretty song.
- Caesar's first poem
- Written at age 6
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- The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
- This is actually James Branch Cabell from The Silver Stallion (1926)