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|"The Man I Love"|
"The Man I Love" is a "popular standard, with music by "George Gershwin and lyrics by his brother "Ira. Originally part of the 1924 score for the Gershwin government satire "Lady, Be Good as "The Girl I Love", the song was deleted from the show as well as from both the 1927 anti-war satire "Strike Up the Band (where it first appeared as "The Man I Love") and 1928 Ziegfeld hit "Rosalie after tryouts.
As with many standards of the era, it has become more famous as an independent popular song than as one from a Broadway musical.