Lady, Play Your Mandolin!
Lady, Play Your Mandolin! is the first Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies cartoon, directed by Rudolf Ising of Harman and Ising. It was originally released in August 1931. The title theme, written by Oscar Levant with lyrics by Irving Caesar, was a 1930 #5 pop hit sung by Nick Lucas and released by Brunswick Records, which had been purchased by Warner Bros. the previous year.
- [during the end credits] So long, folks!
- [first lines]
- Animals: ♪ Lady, play your mandolin. ♪
- ♪ Lady, let that tune begin. ♪
- [last lines]
- Animals: ♪ Play your mandolin! ♪