If It Wasn't for the Irish and the Jews
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"If It Wasn't for the Irish and the Jews" is a song written in 1912 by the Tin Pan Alley duo William Jerome and Jean Schwartz. The lyrics reflect a common theme in comic songs of the era: the pairing of disparate ethnic groups, especially Irish and Jews.
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- George Bornstein (2011). The Colors of Zion. Harvard University Press. p. 152. ISBN 978-0-674-05701-2.
- Barrett, James R. (2012). The Irish Way: Becoming American in the Multiethnic City. Penguin. p. 176. ISBN 978-1-101-56059-4.
- "If It Wasn't for the Irish and the Jews" sung by Billy Murray, at the Library of Congress National Jukebox
- "If It Wasn't for the Irish and the Jews" 1912 sheet music, in Francis G. Spencer Collection of American Sheet Music, American Melting Pot Collection at Baylor University
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