Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD REFERENCE ( (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2013. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single entry from a reference work in OR for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 22 July 2019

Oscar Hammerstein II 1895–1960
American songwriter 

  1. Fish got to swim and birds got to fly
    I got to love one man till I die,
    Can't help lovin' dat man of mine.
    ‘Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man of Mine’ (1927 song) in Showboat
  2. Climb ev'ry mountain, ford ev'ry stream
    Follow ev'ry rainbow, till you find your dream.
    ‘Climb Ev'ry Mountain’ (1959 song) in The Sound of Music
  3. I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair.
    title of song (1949) from South Pacific
  4. June is bustin' out all over.
    title of song (1945) in Carousel
  5. The last time I saw Paris
    Her heart was warm and gay,
    I heard the laughter of her heart in ev'ry street café.
    ‘The Last Time I saw Paris’ (1941 song)
  6. The corn is as high as an elephant's eye,
    An' it looks like it's climbin' clear up to the sky.
    ‘Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' ’ (1943 song) in Oklahoma!
  7. Ol' man river, dat ol' man river,
    He must know sumpin', but don't say nothin',
    He jus' keeps rollin',
    He jus' keeps rollin' along.
    ‘Ol' Man River’ (1927 song) in Showboat
  8. Some enchanted evening,
    You may see a stranger,
    You may see a stranger,
    Across a crowded room.
    ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ (1949 song) in South Pacific
  9. The hills are alive with the sound of music,
    With songs they have sung for a thousand years.
    The hills fill my heart with the sound of music,
    My heart wants to sing ev'ry song it hears.
    ‘The Sound of Music’ (1959 title-song in show)
  10. There is nothin' like a dame.
    title of song (1949) in South Pacific
  11. I'm as corny as Kansas in August,
    High as a flag on the Fourth of July!
    ‘A Wonderful Guy’ (1949 song) in South Pacific
  12. Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart,
    And you'll never walk alone.
    ‘You'll never walk alone’ (1945 song) in Carousel
  13. You've got to be taught to be afraid
    Of people whose eyes are oddly made,
    Of people whose skin is a different shade.
    You've got to be carefully taught.
    ‘You've Got to be Carefully Taught’ (1949 song) in South Pacific