Music: G

G.I. Blues

  • Words and music by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett, ~1960
  • G.I. Blues (sung by Elvis Presley accompanied by The Jordanaires, danced by patrons at rathskeller), 1960

G’wan Home, Your Mudder’s Callin’

  • Words by Ralph Freed, music by Sammy Fain, 1945
  • Two Sisters from Boston (Chorus Girls with Jimmy Durante), 1946

A Gal in Calico

  • Words by Leo Robin, music by Arthur Schwartz, 1946
  • The Time, the Place and the Girl (sung by Jack Carson, Dennis Morgan, Martha Vickers and Chorus Girls), 1946
  • Nominated for Best Song Academy Award for 1946
  • Popularized by Tex Beneke and His Orchestra

Gal with the Yaller Shoes

  • Written by Nicholas Brodszky and Sammy Cahn, ~ 1956
  • Meet Me in Las Vegas (sung by Dan Dailey; later sung and danced by Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse and Ranch Hands; reprised at end of film by The Four Aces), 1956

Gallivantin’ Around

  • Words by Oscar Hammerstein II, music by Jerome Kern, 1927
  • Introduced in the stage musical “Show Boat,” 1927
  • Show Boat (sung and danced by Irene Dunne and Chorus), 1936

Game of Love

  • aka “I Never Make Love”
  • Music by Victor Herbert from the operetta “Sweethearts,” 1913
  • New lyrics for film by Bob Wright and Chet Forrest, 1938
  • Sweethearts (sung by Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald), 1938


Garbage Can-Can

  • Words and music by Jeff Alexander
  • Because You’re Mine (played jug-band style by the guys in the barracks, danced by Bobby Van), 1962

Gary, Indiana

  • Words and music by Meredith Willson, 1957
  • Introduced in the stage musical “The Music Man,” 1957
  • The Music Man (Robert Preston, Pert Kelton and Ron Howard), 1962

The Gasser

  • Written by Gary Usher and Roger Christian, 1965
  • Ski Party (played by The Hondells onscreen, danced by the kids), 1965


  • Words by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menken, 1991
  • Beauty and the Beast (sung by Lefou, Gaston and Pub Patrons), 1991

Gaudeamus Igitur

  • Traditional
  • Rosalie (sung by Nelson Eddy and Chorus), 1937
  • The Student Prince (sung by Men’s Chorus), 1954

Gay Paree

  • Words by Leslie Bricusse, Music by Henry Mancini, 1982
  • Victor / Victoria (sung by Robert Preston), 1982

Gay Parisienne

  • Words and music by Jack Scholl and Serge Walter
  • Apparently inserted into the song score with the 1943 version of the film.
  • The Desert Song (performed by Kathryn Grayson and French Soldiers), 1953

Gee, But It’s Great to Meet a Friend from Your Own Home Town

  • Written by James McGavish, Fred Fisher and William G. Tracey
  • Hello, Frisco, Hello (Jack Oakie and June Havoc), 1943

Gee, I Wish I Was Back in the Army

  • Words and music by Irving Berlin, 1954
  • White Christmas (sung and danced by Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera-Ellen and Rosemary Clooney), 1954

Gee Officer Krupke

  • Words by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein, 1957
  • Introduced in the stage musical “West Side Story” by Eddie Roll, Grove Dale and The Jets, 1957
  • West Side Story (performed by Russ Tamblyn and The Jets), 1961

Geechy Joe

  • Written by Cab Calloway, Jack Palmer, and Andy Gibson, 1941
  • Popularized by Cab Calloway and His Orchestra
  • Stormy Weather (Cab Calloway and His Band), 1943


  • Italian form of “Gidget” made up and used affectionately by Jeff
  • Written by George David Weiss and Al Kasha
  • Gidget Goes to Rome (sung by James Darren), 1963

General Hiram Johnson Jefferson Brown

  • Words by Gus Kahn, music by Walter Donaldson
  • Everything I Have Is Yours (sung and danced by Gower Champion and Monica Lewis), 1952

General Jumped at Dawn

  • Written by Larry Neal and Jimmy Mundy
  • Recorded by Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra, 1942
  • Hollywood Canteen (sung by Golden Gate Quartet), 1944

Gentle Annie

  • Words and music by Stephen Foster, 1856
  • I Dream of Jeannie (excerpt sung by Ray Middleton), 1952


  • Words and music by Robert Wright and George Forrest, 1953
  • Introduced in the stage musical “Kismet,” 1953
  • Kismet (sung by Howard Keel with Dolores Gray and Harem Girls), 1955

Get a Man

  • Words and music by Joseph J. Lilley, ~1948
  • The Paleface (sung and danced by Chorus Girls in The Dirty Shame Saloon), 1948

Get Back

  • Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, 1969
  • Popularized by The Beatles
  • Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (sung and danced by Billy Preston), 1978

Get Happy

  • Words by Ted Koehler, music by Harold Arlen, 1930
  • Harold Arlen’s first published song
  • Introduced by Ruth Etting in the stage revue “9:15 Revue”
  • Summer Stock (sung and danced by Judy Garland and Men’s Chorus), 1950
  • With a Song in My Heart (sung by Jane Froman dubbing for Susan Hayward), 1952
  • Little Voice (sung by Jane Horrocks), 1998

Get Me to the Church On Time

  • Words by Alan Jay Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe, 1956
  • Introduced by Stanley Holloway in the stage musical “My Fair Lady,” 1956
  • My Fair Lady (performed by Stanley Holloway and Ensemble), 1964

Get On Board, Little Children

The gospel train is coming
I hear it close at hand
I hear the car-wheels moving
And rumbling through the land.

Get on board, little children,
Get on board, little children,
Get on board, little children,
There’s room for many a-more.

  • traditional negro spiritual, aka “The Gospel Train”
  • This “spiritual” actually refers to the Underground Railroad during the slavery years
  • Hallelujah! (sung a cappella by Church Congregation), 1929
  • Dimples (performed by Shirley Temple and The Hall Johnson Choir), 1936

Get Out and Stay Out

  • Words and music by Pete Townshend
  • Quadrophenia (background number sung by The Who), 1979

Get Thee Behind Me Satan

  • Words and music by Irving Berlin, 1936
  • Follow the Fleet (sung by Harriet Hilliard), 1936

Getting Better

  • Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, 1967
  • Popularized by The Beatles
  • Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (sung by Peter Frampton and Bee Gees), 1978

Getting Corns for My Country

  • Written by Jean Barry, Leah Worth and Dick Charles, 1944
  • Hollywood Canteen (sung by the Andrews Sisters), 1944

(Running Around in Circles) Getting Nowhere

  • Words and music by Irving Berlin, 1945
  • Blue Skies (sung by Bing Crosby), 1946

Getting Nowhere Road

  • Written by Ted Koehler and M. K. Jerome, ~ 1956
  • Glory (sung by Norma Zimmer dubbing for Margaret O’Brien, joined by Byron Palmer), 1956

Getting to Know You

  • Words by Oscar Hammerstein II, music by Richard Rodgers, 1951
  • Introduced in the stage musical “The King and I” by Gertrude Lawrence and Children, 1951
  • The King and I (performed by Deborah Kerr and Children), 1956