My Cousin in Milwaukee

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"My Cousin in Milwaukee" is a song composed by George Gershwin with lyrics by Ira Gershwin. It was introduced in their 1932 musical Pardon My English. the song, indeed the show, was not a particular hit, although there's a number of vintage recordings of the tune.

Among them;

  • Victor Arden-Phil Ohman & their Orchestra (Victor 24206)
  • Lyda Roberti+ with Eddy Duchin and his Central Park Casino Orchestra (Brunswick unissued)

(+ There has been an ongoing debate about the vocalist by collectors. Many people believe the singer is Gertrude Neisen, who was known for her accurate impersonation of Roberti.)


Notable recordings[edit]

Arnetia Walker, complete score recoding of "Pardon My English", 1994 Roxbury/Electra/Nonesuch