Today is the birthday (June 10, 1901) of composer FREDERICK LOEWE, who collaborated with lyricist Alan Jay Lerner on some of the greatest musicals (MY FAIR LADY, GIGI, PAINT YOUR WAGON, BRIGADOON, CAMELOT) and show tunes of all time.

With such a richness of glorious music to listen to, why pour more than these brief introductory words into this post? Without further ado, then, I bring you songs from the first three of the above shows which, with a little bit of luck, I hope you will remember well:

PAINT YOUR WAGON wasn’t as highly acclaimed as MY FAIR LADY and GIGI , nor were there any big hit songs from the show. Nonetheless, I found the film and the songs (including this one) most moving:

Wouldn’t It Be Loverly if life were a song as fair as the Lady of Frederick Loewe’s inspiration?