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Video | Judy Garland: It's a Great Day for the Irish (1940)

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It's a Great Day for the Irish is an Irish-American song that was written in 1940 by Roger Edens, one of the many musical directors at the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios under the leadership of Arthur Freed for inclusion in the film version of the George M. Cohan 1922 Broadway show Little Nellie Kelly, directed by Norman Taurog. The rights of the show were sold to MGM by Cohan as a starring vehicle for the young Judy Garland. The song was partly written to capitalize on Garland's Irish roots which she identified with (Judy was a quarter Irish through her maternal grandmother Eva Fitzpatrick)


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