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"Looking For a Boy" is a song composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin.

It was introduced in their 1925 musical Tip-Toes when it was performed by Queenie Smith as Tip-Toes. [1]

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  1. "Internet Broadway Database". ibdb.com. Retrieved June 29, 2020.