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48 Burton Lane IV
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47 Burton Lane III
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46 Burton Lane II
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45 Burton Lane I
45 mins


Burton Lane (1912- 1997) was an American composer and lyricist, born Morris Hyman Bernstein on February 2, 1912, in New York City. He began his career in the 1930s as a pianist and arranger for various bands, including the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.
In 1937, Lane had his first Broadway success with the musical On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, which he co-wrote with lyricist Alan Jay Lerner. The show was later adapted into a film starring Barbra Streisand. Lane and Lerner went on to collaborate on several other successful shows, including Royal Wedding and Paint Your Wagon.
One of Lane's most famous compositions is the song "Old Devil Moon" from the 1947 musical Finian's Rainbow, which he co-wrote with E.Y. Harburg. The show was a critical and commercial success, and the song has since become a jazz standard, recorded by numerous artists including Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.

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