Music: Y

Ya Got Class

  • Words and music by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, ~1953
  • Here Come the Girls (sung and danced by Rosemary Clooney and Bob Hope), 1953

Ya Got Trouble

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

Ya Gotta Give the People Hoke

  • Words by Sammy Cahn, music by James Van Heusen, 1956
  • Anything Goes (sung and danced by Bing Crosby and Donald O’Connor), 1956

Yakov’s Elixir

  • Words and music by Sylvia Fine, ~1949
  • The Inspector General (sung by Danny Kaye with Walter Slezak and the Gypsies), 1949

The Yam

  • Words and music by Irving Berlin, 1938
  • Carefree (sung by Ginger Rogers, danced by Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire with Ensemble), 1938

The Yama Yama Man

  • Written by George Collin Davis and Karl Hoschna, 1908
  • Introduced by Miss Bessie McCoy in the stage musical “The Three Twins,” 1908
  • Recorded by Ada Jones, 1909
  • The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (sung and danced by Ginger Rogers impersonating Miss Bessie McCoy), 1939
  • Look for the Silver Lining (sung and danced by Lyn and Lee Wilde and June
  • Haver, Bonnie Lou Williams dubbing for June Haver), 1949

Yankee Doodle


  • author unknown, ca. 1775
  • Popular American folk song during the American Revolutionary War and long after
  • It Happened to Jane (played and marched by Chester Fife and Drum Corps), 1959
  • For Me and My Gal (excerpt played by Orchestra), 1942

The Yankee Doodle Blues

  • Words by Irving Caesar and B. G. De Sylva, music by George Gershwin, 1922
  • Introduced in the stage revue “Spice of 1922”
  • Rhapsody in Blue (sung by Hazel Scott), 1945
  • I’ll Get By (sung by June Haver), 1950

The Yankee Doodle Boy

  • Words and music by George M. Cohan, 1904
  • Introduced in the stage musical “Little Johnny Jones,” 1904
  • Babes on Broadway (performed by Mickey Rooney [as George M. Cohan] with Judy Garland and off-screen Chorus), 1941
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy (sung and danced by James Cagney and Chorus), 1942
  • The Seven Little Foys (danced by James Cagney on table), 1955