E. Y. Harburg

Alternative Names: Isidore Hochberg; Harburg, Yip
Birth Year: 1896
Death Year: 1981
Notes: American popular song lyricist who worked with many well-known composers. He wrote the lyrics to the standards "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?," "April in Paris," and "It's Only a Paper Moon," as well as all of the songs in The Wizard of Oz, including "Over the Rainbow."


Title Alternate Title(s) Composer(s)
April in Paris Duke, Vernon
It's Only a Paper Moon Arlen, Harold
Over the Rainbow Somewhere Over the Rainbow Arlen, Harold